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Jocelyn Gecker

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Recent articles by Jocelyn:

California State University picks Mexican-American as leader

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California State University trustees named Dr. Joseph I. Castro on Wednesday as the new chancellor of the CSU system, making him the first Mexican-American and native Californian to lead the nation's largest four-year public university system. A seasoned university administrator, Castro, 53, has been president of CSU Fresno since 2013 and previously held leadership positions… → Read More

Auditor: University of California wrongly admitted well-connected students

In one case, a UCLA coach admitted a student as an athlete, as a favor to a donor — even after the student's application had been marked, “Denied," the report said. → Read More

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state audit has found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as "favors to donors, family, and friends." The California State Auditor also found in the audit released Tuesday that campus staff falsely designated 22 of the applicants as student-athlete recruits because of donations from or as favors… → Read More

California judge orders school to stop in-person classes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge on Tuesday ordered classrooms closed at a private school in California's Central Valley that has defied state and local health orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. The ruling marked a legal victory for Fresno County health officials, who had unsuccessfully ordered Immanuel Schools last month to stop in-person instruction. The K-12 Christian school,… → Read More

Chico State haven't pinpointed source as virus cases rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases linked to California State University, Chico, is rising, school officials said Tuesday, with a lack of test kits hampering its ability to screen for the virus on campus. The university abruptly halted in-person classes this week, and 36 students and staffers are now confirmed to be infected in the outbreak. "We are receiving positive… → Read More

California schoolkids slowly being let back into classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California is slowly allowing more children back into classrooms, some because of disabilities and special needs that can't be met through distance learning and others in areas reporting success in keeping coronavirus numbers down. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Wednesday applauded new state guidance that will allow children with a range of specialized… → Read More

AP EXCLUSIVE: US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage of nearly 5 million laptops. → Read More

U.S. faces back-to-school laptop shortage

Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays in getting laptops and other equipment needed for online learning → Read More

US faces back-to-school laptop shortage, report says

Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays in getting laptops and other equipment needed for online learning. → Read More

AP EXCLUSIVE: US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays in getting laptops and other equipment needed for online learning → Read More

AP EXCLUSIVE: US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long... → Read More

AP EXCLUSIVE: US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year's most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found. The world's three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage… → Read More

AP EXCLUSIVE: US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays in getting laptops and other equipment needed for online learning. → Read More

California school waivers will require detailed planning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Gov. Gavin Newsom released details for California elementary schools seeking to return with in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the state's two powerful teachers unions warned that reopening campuses would be "reckless." It was not immediately clear how many schools might apply for waivers to reopen elementary schools, but the idea of using… → Read More

New California rules mean most schools will start online

California Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out strict criteria for school reopenings that makes it unlikely the vast majority of districts will have classroom instruction in the fall as the coronavirus pandemic surges. → Read More

Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopening

Schools and educators across the U.S. have landed in the middle of an increasingly politicized debate over how best to reopen schools this fall. → Read More

Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopening

On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall — arguing both could hurt their children’s well-being — and want schools to reopen full time. On the other side are parents and teachers who call for safeguards that would have been unimaginable before […] → Read More

Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopening

On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall — arguing both could hurt their children’s well-being — and want schools to... → Read More

2 biggest California districts say school will start online

California’s two largest school districts announced Monday they won’t bring students back to classrooms next month as the nation’s most populous state continues to see a rise in coronavirus hospitalizations and infection rates → Read More

2 biggest California districts say school will start online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles and San Diego school districts, the two largest in California with a combined K-12 student population of about 720,000, announced Monday they won't bring students back to classrooms next month because of rising coronavirus hospitalizations and infection rates. School leaders said there is too much uncertainty surrounding the safety of students and staff… → Read More