Jason Gonzales, The Tennessean

Jason Gonzales

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

Q&A: Metro Nashville Public Schools leaders on coronavirus closures and what comes next

Metro Nashville Public Schools Superintendent Adrienne Battle held a virtual town hall meeting on Monday to answer questions from families and staff. → Read More

An army of Nashville school employees work to keep students fed

Metro Nashville Public Schools bus drivers and cafeteria staff are volunteering to keep students fed during the coronavirus-related closures. → Read More

Tennessee families and educators share advice on home schooling amid the coronavirus pandemic

As many Tennesseans are asked to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, families are forced into a home schooling role. → Read More

Nashville schools parents line up for meals to feed kids during coronavirus closures

Nashville public schools serves a majority of families that are low-income and extended school closures are stressing the finances of families. → Read More

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee offers members free telephone health screenings amid coronavirus spread

The telehealth screenings are meant to help the insurance company's members access health services without leaving home. → Read More

Tennessee House approves bill to cancel the TNReady standardized assessment

The proposal to cancel TNReady quickly came together this week after Gov. Bill Lee urged districts to close to curb the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

Lawmakers propose canceling TNReady testing after coronavirus disrupts school year

Tennessee lawmakers are proposing to cancel statewide TNReady testing after the novel coronavirus caused districts statewide to cancel classes. → Read More

Nashville public schools closed through early April to combat the spread of coronavirus

Nashville public schools will be closed until April 3 to help combat the spread of the new coronavirus. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee urges Tennessee school districts to close through March amid coronavirus spread

Lee, in a Monday statement, said he wants schools to close by Friday and remain closed until March 31 due to the novel coronavirus → Read More

Volunteers turn tornado-damaged Churchwell Elementary into a drive-through supply station

North Nashville volunteers created a drive-through supply center at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary school to help tornado victims. → Read More

Chattanooga men stockpile hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, according to New York Times

Internet companies are cracking down on those that may look to profiteer off of the novel coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Nashville police detectives search for the identity of a person who fatally shot teen

Metro Nashville police detectives are seeking help in identifying a gunman who fatally shot a teen on Friday night. → Read More

Tennessee Education Department can't force school closures due to coronavirus, issues guidance to districts

The Tennessee Department of Education is issuing guidance to superintendents statewide on the coronavirus. → Read More

Nashville schools board ends search, appoints Adrienne Battle as superintendent

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board voted to end its superintendent search and appoint Adrienne Battle as its long-term director. → Read More

MNPS to close Thursday, Friday amid coronavirus concerns

Metro Nashville Public Schools announced schools will be closed Thursday and Friday out an "abundance" of caution over the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Volunteers help get TSU's agriculture program on the path to recovery

More than 150 volunteers helped clear debris at TSU's agricultural research program that is used to house livestock and advance research. → Read More

Nashville public schools puts in place precautions and plans policies in response to coronavirus

Nashville public schools officials have put in place measures and issued guidance to combat the possible spread of the novel coronavirus. → Read More

Nashville schools students return to class after deadly tornadoes, some in new buildings

At three Nashville public schools, students and teachers returned to new buildings after last week's deadly tornadoes. → Read More

400 structures damaged, 100 completely destroyed in Putnam County tornado

Putnam County officials estimate over 400 structures were damaged in the Tuesday morning tornado and over 100 buildings were completely destroyed. → Read More

Nashville schools board postpones two superintendent interviews due to tornado damage

Interviews for two Metro Nashville Public Schools superintendent candidates will be postponed after a tornado overnight Tuedsay. → Read More