Jason Gonzales, The Tennessean

Jason Gonzales

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Jason:

Tennessee state board seeking comments on what students should know in math

Tennesseans have until Dec. 6 to comment on the K-12 math standards, which outline what students should know in each grade level. → Read More

Workers protest during Nashville public schools meeting, alleging wage theft by subcontractor

The concrete workers packed the room, brought signs and asked Nashville schools board members pressure the contractor to pay what they are owed. → Read More

Tennessee DACA recipients fear what is next as Supreme Court considers whether to end the program

Pending the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court over Trump's move to end DACA, the fate of thousands of Tennessee DREAMers hangs in the balance. → Read More

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announces teacher pay study to understand how to attract, retain educators

Mayor John Cooper's office says it will contract with ERS Group to embark on a comprehensive teacher pay study. → Read More

Tennessee education department prepares its budget for education savings account rollout

Tennessee's education savings account proposal is taking shape as Commissioner Penny Schwinn presented a $109 million proposed budget increase. → Read More

Belmont University President Bob Fisher explains what the 2020 debate means to the school

Belmont University President Bob Fisher talks about what it means to host the third and final 2020 presidential debate on its campus. → Read More

Metro Council appoints Freda Player-Peters to vacant Nashville school board seat

The Nashville Metro Council appointed Freda Player-Peters to replace Will Pinkston on the Metro Nashville Public Schools board. → Read More

Tennessee's colleges propose $87 million spending increase

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission presented on Tuesday the proposed 2020-21 budget of the state's colleges to Gov. Bill Lee. → Read More

MNPS: District shouldn't have said men at Una Elementary were from 'immigration'

Nashville school officials say they shouldn't have described two men seeking student records at a school as from "immigration" without confirmation. → Read More

East Tennessee State University president 'disgusted' by 'It's Okay To Be White' flyers

ETSU President Brian Noland said in a statement that the school is investigating the early Friday morning incident. → Read More

Tennessee's ACT score dips slightly in 2019, but student participation rate hits an all-time high

Despite the slight dip, the exceptionally high overall participation rate shows Tennessee's free ACT retake opportunity program has paid dividends. → Read More

Looking for Bristol, Connecticut? ESPN analyst Randy Moss' plane flies to Tennessee instead

En route to Bristol, Connecticut, Randy Moss' plane landed in Tennessee instead. → Read More

'It's Okay To Be White' signs placed on East Tennessee State University's campus

'It's Okay To Be White' flyers were placed throughout East Tennessee State University's campus on Saturday. → Read More

Mount Juliet police say distracted driver's vehicle hits police SUV along Interstate 40

The four Mount Juliet police officers investigating the Sunday morning crash weren't hurt. → Read More

Tennessee's academic progress stalls, nation's new education report card shows

Six years ago the state touted its rapid reading and math acceleration against the rest of the nation. Now, progress has hit a plateau. → Read More

Nashville public schools of focus for newly-launched UBS Keys to Your Future program

Investment banking firm UBS launches Keys to Your Future program. Metro Nashville Public Schools will be a focus. → Read More

Nashville's Knowledge Academies could continue operating after state recommends reversal of closure vote

The staff of the Tennessee Board of Education is recommending a reversal of the Nashville school board's decision. → Read More

The PTO gap: 5 takeaways from our reporting on Nashville school discrepancies

Nashville public school parent-teacher organizations raise hundreds of thousands every year for students. But fundraising efforts aren't equal across the district. → Read More

Sen. Marsha Blackburn pushes to relocate U.S. education department to Tennessee

Tennessee U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn is calling for the government to relocate the U.S. Department of Education to the Volunteer State. → Read More

The number of Latino kids in Tennessee grew 267% over 17 years, report says

The number of Latino kids in Tennessee shot up, according to the 2019 KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee report released on Wednesday. → Read More