BC president named Woman of the Year
Responding to a dearth of homegrown public health specialists and an expanding lack of community literacy in health issues, Bakersfield College launched a Public Health Sciences transfer degree this year with plans to add a certificate program within months.
Roughly 20 percent of Endeavour Elementary School’s kindergarten class called in sick Thursday after roughly 31 were infected with what public health officials are speculating could be norovirus.
At a table set up at Independence High School’s gym Thursday, sophomore Jocelyn Serrano showed eighth graders how to play a game that looks a bit like beer pong, but replaces Coors Light with Diet Coke and challenges students to answer difficult science questions when they land a ping pong b…
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office and Bakersfield City School District will host two job fairs downtown next month for prospective educators for the largest gathering of school district recruiters in one location.
Kern High School District teachers are split over whether trained certificated staff members should be allowed to carry concealed firearms on campus, according to a survey of hundreds of faculty members obtained by The Californian.
Cal State Bakersfield has opened registration for its Fab Fest, which invites builders, crafters, dreamers and artists to showcase their talents to the community.
Police arrested three Foothill High School students Wednesday on suspicion of falsely reporting another student had a grenade on campus, a Kern High School District spokeswoman announced.
When the members of Centennial High School’s We The People team covering immigration checked their Twitter feeds this morning, there’s a good chance they let out a collective groan.
We have an update to an installment of our continuing series "What your government won't tell you" published in the paper Jan. 24 regarding the Kern High School District's hiring of outside law firms to investigate its police department.
Kern High School District trustees have a packed agenda Monday night, considering a comprehensive sexual education program one trustee has reservations about; a multi-million dollar land purchase; and whether student athletes should get a pass on PE class.
Bloody lesions and sores pocked the leg of a man slung up in a hospital bed. Next to him, a woman struck with diarrhea and extreme fatigue became so tired that she passed out and fell, gashing her head. Across from her, a woman bit by a goat was covered with vomit and blood.
David Paul Edmiston, an acting Kern High School District police chief accused of surreptitiously recording his officers, pled not guilty in Kern County Superior Court Wednesday to four counts of misdemeanor eavesdropping.
More than 250 students who rose through their school, district and regional competitions presented their interpretations of a published literary work during the 46th annual Kern County Oral Language Festival Saturday at Stonecreek Junior High School.
A group of Voorhies Elementary School third-graders huddled together on a carpet as their teacher, Julissa Moreno, called them to the whiteboard for a math lesson.
McFarland Middle School has been designated as one of 11 model middle schools across California in the Schools to Watch program, which identifies campuses that are academically excellent.
A former Delano High School employee who has admitted to sex acts with minors and a colleague accused of being an accessory will stand trial, a Kern County Superior Court judge decided Wednesday.
Just how many law firms has the Kern High School District hired to investigate its police department and officers after administrators came under fire last year for misusing a sensitive police database?
The White House awarded two local college students for their work signing up young people for the Affordable Care Act just days before House Republicans, led by President Trump, took initial steps toward gutting the healthcare law.
Three top administrators at the Bakersfield City School District are expected to receive raises and bonuses Tuesday, boosting most of their annual salaries to more than $160,000.
Citing a need to address student health holistically, the Bakersfield City School District has opened three multi-million dollar regional wellness centers funded with a new kind of state education dollars, a first in California, officials said Wednesday.
Bakersfield City School District teachers are expected to approve a two-year contract Wednesday that includes a multi-year pay increase but also temporarily adds three work days to their calendar year, a teacher’s union representative said.
The Kern High School District and its insurers paid more than $11.7 million last year to settle legal disputes over a wide range of issues, from special education students alleging they received inadequate education to somebody struck by a district vehicle, according to settlements reviewed …
Bracing for an economic recession and citing uncertainty about the future, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing only a small boost in K-12 spending this year — a turnaround from the previous few years.
The governor's call this week to delay spending of Proposition 51 state school bond funding until rules for spending it are more equitable to small districts is irking local school leaders in growing districts that desperately need the money.
Bakersfield City School District trustees voted 3-0 Thursday to appoint a new board member to replace Andrae Gonzales, the 34-year-old rising star in the local Democratic Party who was elected to the Bakersfield City Council in November.
Mitch Carter, the former Bakersfield High School senior who infamously donned a chicken costume during a 2010 pep rally and then got pummeled by his teammates, gave up almost half his $10.5 million settlement to pay legal fees, according to documents reviewed by The Californian.
While most Bakersfield kids spent their winter vacation lazing about the house, watching television or vacationing with family, about 50 migrant students gave up their holiday break to attend a nutritional exercise camp.
For more than 20 years, the Kern High School District maintained a robust sexual education program that was praised locally, regarded as a national model and pointed to by public health officials as the reason HIV and AIDS rates were plummeting among teens.
A 16-year old boy said he was pressured into having sex with his 27-year old former instructional aide while her 3-year old son napped in the other room, according to sheriff’s reports.
Jose Cantu, a former Lamont administrator who resigned his position after community members discovered that he falsified his employment contract by lying about his lack of administrative credentials, has returned to a line of work he knows a thing or two about: contract negotiations.
The Kern County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Mary Barlow, the county’s associate superintendent, as the next Kern County Superintendent of Schools when Christine Lizardi Frazier retires next month.
When writing letters to Santa, remember to be persuasive, compliment him and most importantly, remember that no gift is too outlandish. Oh, and don’t forget to include your address, just in case Santa has a “senior moment” and forgets from last year.
A Kern High School District instructional aide was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old boy who attended classes at a continuation high school, sheriff’s officials said.
A statewide community college program championed by Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian that would streamline the transfer process and boost graduation rates launched Wednesday, officials announced.
Castle STEAM Academy, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District’s ambitious project to transform one of southwest Bakersfield’s poorest schools, received $80,000 from Chevron to develop an engineering lab, officials announced.
Lamont Elementary School District board members, expected to appoint a new interim assistant superintendent Tuesday that would have closed the chapter on the Jose Cantu scandal from earlier this year, instead chose to fill the former administrator’s position by spreading it out between three…
Kern High School District Trustee Joey O’Connell was sworn into office Monday, but made it clear that he has taken no position on a controversial decision made two weeks ago to allow teachers with Concealed Carry Weapon permits to bring firearms to campus.
When the smart-as-a-whip students who compete in the We The People Congressional Hearings see a panel of judges march through the door, ready to test their constitutional knowledge, they can be understandably nervous.