Jason Gonzales

Jason Gonzales

Higher Education Reporter, Chalkbeat Colorado

Jason Gonzales is the Higher Education and Legislative Matters Reporter for Chalkbeat Colorado. Previously, he covered K-12 and higher education for The Tennessean and Brunswick County for the Wilmington Star News. He is a 2018 Education Writers Association Reporting Fellow and 2020 Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Media Fellow. He is a Colorado native and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder. You can find him on Twitter @ByJasonGonzales.

Colorado’s budget committee has been hashing out legislation that would provide $24 million for schools enrolling new arrival students. On Friday, they approved the proposal for consideration.

Although Colorado was an early adopter of policies that helped transfer students retain their credits, the system needs an update, according to state leaders.

With nearly two job openings for every unemployed person in Colorado, lawmakers are touting a package of legislative proposals aimed at improving workforce training in the state.

The authors of this year’s bill, which focuses on students who are the first in their families to enroll in higher education, say the proposal differs from last year’s in key ways.

Colorado public universities have changed deadlines to help students during a rocky financial aid season.

Colorado lawmakers in the Senate Education Committee voted against a bill that would have made it harder to remove content from public and school libraries.

Despite a desire among many community college students to transfer and earn a four-year degree, most in Colorado don't realize that dream.

A bill drafted by Colorado youth would require schools to use transgender students’ preferred names.

Colorado’s budget committee has started the process of drafting a bill that would provide up to $24 million statewide for schools that have enrolled more migrant students.

Colorado lawmakers approved the adult education program last year, but it’s been on hold due to a technical issue.