Jason Gonzales, The Tennessean

Jason Gonzales

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Jason:

Hunters Lane High School just scored $84K in free band equipment — along with a Chris Lane concert

Hunters Lane High School students received an $84,000 equipment donation along with a performance from country artist Chris Lane. → Read More

Tennessee graduation rate hits all-time high in the 2018-19 school year

Tennessee increased its overall graduation rate to 89.7% and gained half a percentage point over the previous year. → Read More

Anna Shepherd and Amy Frogge to lead Nashville schools board as chair and vice chair

Anna Shepherd and Amy Frogge will lead the Metro Nashville Public Schools board. → Read More

Vanderbilt lecture: Actor Terry Crews hits on topics of masculinity and the #MeToo movement

The lecture is the first of five events that will feature six other speakers this fall at Vanderbilt University. → Read More

Construction at new Hillwood High School location nearly ready to begin even as Briley suggests pause

The suggestion by Mayor David Briley last week that the project might need to be put on hold sent a shockwave through the West Nashville community. → Read More

Survey: Gov. Bill Lee's focus on vocational education is supported by voters across Tennessee

The governor entered office on an educational platform of expanding vocational opportunities to students. → Read More

What happens next for the 600 Nashville students enrolled at Knowledge Academies charter schools?

Nashville public schools will need to figure out how to address the 600 students displaced by the closure of Knowledge Academies. → Read More

Nashville school board votes to close Knowledge Academies charter school

Knowledge Academies faced scrutiny over its finances and other activities of its former CEO. → Read More

New teachers at some of Nashville's lowest-performing schools receive $5,000 bonus

Nashville public schools had promised new recruits to the city's lowest-performing schools a $2,500 stipend for working in a priority school. → Read More

John Cooper picks up Nashville teacher's union endorsement in mayoral runoff election

At-large Councilman John Cooper is facing Mayor David Briley. A teacher union is backing Cooper in next month's runoff election → Read More

Tennessee educator survey: 1 in 3 teachers would choose another profession or leave for a higher paying job

While the annual Tennessee Educator Survey found there are signs of trouble among the 45,000 teachers who responded, there are also many positives. → Read More

Nashville school district starts year with 94 teacher vacancies

Metro Nashville Public Schools reported 94 unfilled teaching positions as of Tuesday, the second day of school → Read More

MNPS superintendent returns to former high school to kick off 2019-20 school year

Nashville's teachers, administrators and 85,000 students returned to school on Monday with dreams of what the new school year will hold. → Read More

Teacher pay protests, a new superintendent and testing changes: Nashville public school's issues as new year begins

Nashville public schools begins the new school year on Monday, here's what to expect as the MNPS 2019-2020 school year begins → Read More

Tennessee's incoming House speaker concerned over Gov. Bill Lee's push to start school voucher program next year

Incoming House Speaker Cameron Sexton is concerned over Gov. Bill Lee's push to begin his school voucher program next year. → Read More

Tennessee State University, Apple team up to increase diversity in coding

The inaugural HBCU C2 Presidential Academy, hosted on Friday by TSU, is meant to expose students of color to coding and application development. → Read More

Tennessee's Achievement School District is failing students, unlikely to succeed, new report suggests

Despite numerous changes in leadership, practices and support, the Tennessee Education Research Alliance found the ASD hasn't "produced significant gains." → Read More

Tennessee's Achievement School District is failing students, unlikely to succeed, new report suggests

The Achievement School District isn't likely to succeed without changes to its model, Vanderbilt University researcher says → Read More

Where Nashville's leading mayoral candidates stand on improving education

The decisions and role Mayor David Briley has played in education politics are at the forefront of this year's debate among who should become the city's next mayor. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee wants Tennessee's school voucher program to start by 2020-21 school year

The Lee administration is working toward getting the program off the ground a year ahead of schedule. → Read More