With a fiddle humming in the background, punctuated by the occasional twang of a dulcimer, Grant Maloy Smith described the worst duster to ever tear through the Great Plains.
Kern High School District board members authorized their staff Monday to continue the process of acquiring property for future high school sites, a routine land speculation process the district engages in as it plans for future growth.
January commences five months of high energy, intense academic events and competitions administered by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office. From mid-January through the end of the academic year in May, thousands of students will exhibit their knowledge and skills in a dozen lang…
Many of us remember that famous scene from "Fast Times At Ridgemont High," when surfer dude Jeff Spicoli orders a double-sausage and cheese pizza — to be delivered to his desk right in the middle of history class. His teacher, Mr. Hand, is not amused.
When Raymond Gonzales began preparing in 2016 to mount a re-election campaign to the Bakersfield City School District board of trustees, he was ready for a fight.
A draft set of board policies that would determine how the Kern Community College District operates drew ire from faculty members and college leaders Tuesday after many said it would sap power from individual colleges in favor of centralizing authority to the district office.
Nearly two dozen Cal State Bakersfield geology students, faculty, alumni and dual-credit high school teachers presented research at two separate national conferences last month.
More than a dozen students were suspended, and at least two were arrested and sent to Juvenile Hall this week after a brawl broke out at North High, school officials confirmed to The Californian.
In Debbie Nolasco’s preschool class at St. Francis Parish School, the 3-year olds who have spent all week crafting construction paper feathers for headdresses and pint-sized mock-leather vests don’t go by their regular names.
A list of Social Security numbers belonging to Bakersfield City School District employees were published to the web by accident Thursday, potentially breaching the security of 1,250 people, district officials said Tuesday.
For his last time Tuesday, retiring Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell announced four community members would be inducted into the 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame, an honor he helped create when he first came to CSUB 12 years ago.
A cadre of South Korean dignitaries traveled overseas this week to learn more about Bakersfield City School District’s award-winning nutrition program in the hopes of emulating it in their country.
Lt. Jerald Wyatt and Sgt. Gilbert Valdez, two Kern High School District police officers who claim that school officials retaliated against them for their part in uncovering the district's alleged misuse of a sensitive police information database, filed lawsuits this week against the district.
On his way to the North High quad for lunch on Halloween Tuesday, Dylan L’Hard wrapped his wrist with a blue wristband, as did scores of students like him.
The Kern High School District expelled Latino students for defiance and disruption in 2014-2015 more than any other district statewide, including school systems with larger enrollments, according to data released this week by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project.
Every once in awhile, the journalism students at Compton Jr. High School scoop us, and when that happens, we’re happy to share their stories. This week, they wrote about their district’s award-winning director of nutrition, which we’re sharing in full here:
When first-year college students head to class next fall, it’s possible they’ll be required to take no remedial courses and pay no tuition their first year, the result of two pieces of legislation signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown.
With the flick of a pen, Governor Jerry Brown undermined months of work Saturday that some California school districts — including Kern High School District — have undertaken to allow Concealed Carry Weapon permit holders to bring firearms onto campuses.
Centennial High School mock trial students competed against others from China, Atlanta, Florida and Texas and took 10th place out of 28 teams, coach Brett Dobson said.
When students at Caroline Harris Elementary School go to lunch, the cafeteria isn’t dishing out sloppy joes, mystery meatloaf or anything else from the smorgasbord of less-than-healthy options.
There are few new district-wide initiatives at the Bakersfield City School District this year, Superintendent Harry "Doc" Ervin stressed during a "state of the district" address delivered Friday morning.
Kern County students made marginal improvements on standardized test scores over last year, but the vast majority are failing to meet standards, according to data released Wednesday.
Bakersfield City School District trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to apply for a state waiver that would extend the length of time a substitute could teach in a classroom – the first step in what could become a precedent-setting legal battle with Sacramento.
Preparing for a battle with Sacramento, Bakersfield City School District is applying for a waiver this week that would allow substitutes to teach in classrooms for longer than 30 days — and if their waiver gets denied, district leaders have said they plan to sue the state.
Los Angeles County education officials have launched an investigation into fiscal and legal questions surrounding a small public school district that has been enrolling Catholic school students, including those at St. Francis Parish School in Bakersfield.
A coalition of community groups is hosting a meeting Friday informing the public of steps moving forward after the Kern High School District settled a major discrimination lawsuit in July.
A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, if signed, would undo two Kern High School District decisions last year to allow concealed carry weapon permit holders to bring firearms onto public campuses.
Residents in Lamont are clamoring for a new high school to be built in their community, but there’s no indication that will happen anytime soon.
Local school districts are beginning to see the results of a hard-fought campaign last year to pass Proposition 51, a $9 billion state construction bond.
More than 10,000 students fresh off their summer breaks descended on Cal State Bakersfield Monday for the start of classes, and many of them might find new programs and initiatives on campus.
California State University of Bakersfield President Dr. Horace Mitchell, gave his last new student convocation address to the CSUB Class of 2021.
Responding to homeowners fed-up with a slew of college students parking in their neighborhoods, district Trustee Kyle Carter suggested Bakersfield College should all but eliminate parking permit fees for students.
After 13 years at Cal State Bakersfield, President Horace Mitchell announced he would retire in June. We sat down with the 72-year-old to talk about his achievements, his vision and his retirement. (Responses have been truncated for length.)
Ending a nearly 50-year career in education, Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell announced during a campus welcome-back event Thursday that he would be retiring at the end of the academic year.
Bakersfield City School District board members passed on an opportunity Tuesday to fill a vacant board seat three months earlier than they had planned and with a greater cost savings to taxpayers.
The world will be treated to a rare solar event Monday that will occur just two more times in the next 30 years, but most school children throughout Bakersfield won’t likely get the chance to see it for themselves.
Most grade-school kids start the first day of school the same way: class rules, arithmetic, language-arts, maybe some science and art.
Plenty of drivers might be used to whizzing by school zones during the summertime when school isn’t in session, but starting this week, they might get an unpleasant surprise.