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Jason Gonzales

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Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Jason:

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

Nashville schools board restarts process to close embattled charter schools Knowledge Academies

This time, the Nashville schools board and its charter schools office aired out issues during its regularly scheduled meeting. → Read More

John Ray Clemmons: A mayoral candidate underdog who wants to change Nashville

Rep. John Ray Clemmons faces an uphill battle in a Nashville mayoral race that features big names. → Read More

Officer John Anderson's death highlights how crashes are one of the main dangers for police

While the majority of police officers nationally die in shootings, a high number of law enforcement officials die in car crashes. → Read More

Nashville to pay tribute to Officer John Anderson by flying flags at half mast, lighting bridge blue

Nashville will honor fallen officer John Anderson through the display until Monday, according to Thomas Mulgrew, a Mayor David Briley spokesman. → Read More

What we know about the Fourth of July crash that left a Nashville police officer dead

Nashville and its police officers are in mourning after a fiery Independence Day crash left Officer John Anderson dead. → Read More

Nashville schools teachers to get 4.5% pay raise in 2019-2020 under Briley proposal

Under Briley's proposal, Nashville teachers will receive a 3% pay increase to start the year. A second 3% cost of living adjustment will take effect on January 1. → Read More

Rocketship Public Schools plans to resubmit its application to expand after it is rejected by Nashville school board

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board on Tuesday voted unanimously to reject the application after a recommendation from district staff. → Read More

Nashville schools board delays budget approval to find $8M for employee step raises

The board was expected to approve a 2019-20 school year budget, but members instead decided not to accept the administration's proposal. → Read More

State law could prohibit Nashville school board from asking voters for property tax hike

Tennessee state law could put a halt to any Nashville school board action this year regarding a tax levy referendum. → Read More

Nashville school board may ask voters to approve tax hike for more funding

During a board retreat on Friday, members weighed using the board's authority to ask voters to increase taxes for education. → Read More

Achievement School District interim leaders selected to head state-run district

A former Achievement School District principal will help lead the state-run district in the interim with its chief leaving to join Metro Nashville Public Schools. → Read More

Nashville education union backs John Ray Clemmons in city's mayoral race

The city's education union is backing Rep. John Ray Clemmons in the upcoming August mayoral election. → Read More

Tennessee's SCORE merges with statewide higher education-focused nonprofit

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education, focused on improving student achievement, will bring Complete Tennessee into its fold. → Read More

Sharon Griffin to leave Achievement School District for Nashville public schools

The Tennessee Department of Education will appoint an interim within the next week after Sharon Griffin submitted her resignation as head of ASD. → Read More

Tennessee's Achievement School District chief to leave post

Sharon Griffin, who heads the Achievement School District, will leave her post. → Read More

With Battle as interim superintendent, search for permanent Nashville schools director on hold

Adrienne Battle allows the Nashville school board to reset after a tumultuous last year. → Read More