Downtown Bakersfield schools will be without elected representation for the better part of a year after Bakersfield City School District board members stalemated Thursday evening trying to fill a vacant seat.
More than 700 teachers are registered to participate in the third annual California Better Together Teachers Summit at Cal State Bakersfield next week.
Kern High School District officials drew fire during a public forum Monday at Centennial High School from frustrated residents who were angry about new proposed boundary changes that would shift where their kids go to school.
The Kern High School District will host its first of at least three public forums Thursday regarding proposed boundary changes at five schools in north Bakersfield.
Before this week, 13-year-old Summeyya Page had already paved a career path in her mind: she’d be either a police officer or a nurse in the maternity ward.
For years, students living northwest of Highway 99 have historically gone to Centennial High School, but if the district adopts the proposed boundary changes it presented Monday, those students could be attending North High School in Oildale.
Tehachapi Unified School District’s special education department is failing, according to a California Department of Education review prompted by scores of parental complaints.
The Kern Community College District has three years to spend about $32 million — the majority of a $40 million bond it sold last month as part of the $503 million Measure J voters approved in November.
The ongoing teacher shortage has hit special education students particularly hard in the state's largest elementary school district — which happens to be in Bakersfield.
An unexplained increase in autistic and emotionally disturbed students is driving up special education enrollments — a huge problem for school districts that aren't getting any additional state and federal funds to cover the ballooning costs.
Jesse Aguilar, the vocal vice president of the Kern High Teachers Association who sparred regularly with district trustees about issues like whether to allow guns in schools, has been elected to the state California Teachers Association board of directors.
McFarland schools are in a conundrum. They’re growing at a rate of about 45 students a year, but the community is still so small the district can’t generate the bond revenue it needs to fund expansions.
Kern High School District graduation rates held steady last year, exceeding statewide averages, according to data released this month.
The Bakersfield City School District will appoint its next trustee instead of holding a special election to replace recently resigned board member Raymond Gonzales, trustees decided Tuesday.
Dustin Wagner and Sammie Adams met before they knew their ABCs. They learned about primary colors together in first grade, shared playground recesses and got “promoted” from junior high together.
Some individuals may have been inappropriately run through a sensitive police information database, the Kern High School District acknowledged in a statement to The Californian this month.
They include a woman who got into an altercation with a district employee during her drive to work one day.
Remember last year when Kern High School District wanted to spend almost $400,000 on a public relations contract to help improve its image?
A group of North High School students brought a Nazi flag to campus and flew it around the quad Thursday, apparently as a protest against a school policy that allows display of the gay pride "rainbow" flag, according to multiple sources.
Bakersfield City School District Trustee Raymond Gonzales, an educator who has devoted his life to public service, announced his resignation from the board Tuesday over health issues.
After working for 13 years as the principal of Emerson Middle School, Kempton Coman was demoted to a classroom teacher last month – a move that has drawn ire from some, and the attention of the local NAACP, which alleges the veteran administrator was unfairly targeted by his bosses.
If you’re heading to Cal State Bakersfield’s commencement ceremony Friday, you’ll be greeted with happy graduates, a reception replete with food and about 18,000 other family members clamoring for that perfect photo.
The Californian’s occasional feature about roadblocks — either put up by public officials or that exist in the law — that get in the way during the quest for information.
Christiana Macy, a senior at Grace Christian Academy in Rosamond, was selected as winner of the Congressional Art Competition for high school students by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R–Bakersfield, honored 18 high school students with the 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award Thursday.
Some Porterville community members are calling on Porterville College to break away from the Kern Community College District, a move that those involved say would be arduous, complicated and take years, if it happens at all.
Kaiser Permanente spent months working to bring to Kern County a special production of “What Goes Around,” a play that teaches kids about the risks of sexually transmitted diseases that 10,000 students at schools across Southern California see each year.
When 17-year-old Bakersfield High School student Tyson Reed was taken to the ground by a Kern High School District police officer and tased twice in 2015 after being tardy to class, the district was resolute in defending itself.
Following student ire and community backlash over a last-minute decision to limit graduation tickets, Cal State Bakersfield announced Friday that it would be hosting two separate ceremonies to accommodate all of its graduates’ guests.
Casa Loma Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kristina Merrick and Mojave Elementary second and third grade teacher Lisa Massee were named Kern County Teachers of the Year at a ceremony Tuesday evening.
Tristen Armstrong stood over a cold, lifeless body, her fists pressed over his ribcage as she pumped up and down. Her partner kept pace, coaching her along.
Fed up with a lack of parking in their neighborhoods, homeowners near Bakersfield College successfully petitioned the City Council to expand parking permit requirements in those areas, much to the frustration of struggling college students.
If you’re a teacher, Bakersfield is one of the best places in the nation to work, according to a new report released by ABODO, an apartment listing website.
Michael D. Burroughs, an associate director of one of the nation’s leading ethics centers, will become the executive director of Cal State Bakersfield’s Kegley Institute of Ethics when Christopher Meyers retires this fall, university officials announced Friday.
The Bakersfield High School team that took part in an international business competition in New York last week didn't merely win a first-place prize, the students may also have brought their fictional company to life.
The City of Arvin is donating more than 32 acres of land Thursday to the Kern Community College District, clearing the way for the district to build a satellite campus in the city, something community members have been rallying around for years.
Bakersfield Police Department officials are investigating reports that a Centennial High School instructional assistant engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy, according to search warrant returns filed in Kern County Superior Court.
Reacting to an imbalance in enrollment at schools throughout the northwest, Kern High School District trustees started the process of shifting boundaries Monday, potentially impacting where teens will be attending beginning in 2018.
A third Kern High School District police officer has filed a government claim against the district, alleging that after he helped uncover misuse of a sensitive police information database, administrators created a hostile work environment in retaliation against him.