The Rev. Ralph Anthony was eight years old when he realized the value of an education.
Fewer than 40 students turned out to a rally and march in Bakersfield Friday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre and urge lawmakers to impose more restrictive legislation for gun ownership.
Not every fifth-grader who eats a cupcake immediately exclaims, "I got oil!" But for the fifth-graders from Ramon Garza Elementary School, almost everyone struck a chocolatey core Wednesday at the Aera Energy Academy.
Bakersfield High School PE teacher Terry Chapman was on the basketball court more than a year ago when he was punched in the face and tackled to the ground.
The Kern County Fairgrounds bustled with students flocking from booth to booth during the Second Annual Kern County STEMposium where they watched demonstrations, participated in hands-on exhibits and spoke with local organizations on all things science, technology, engineering and math.
Ralph Anthony, a retired pastor and former school board member who led a scrappy, shoestring campaign and was outspent by his opponents by thousands was the apparent winner of the Bakersfield City School District’s Area Three trustee race Tuesday night.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation proposed new trustee area boundaries at the Kern High School District board meeting Monday that would create two Latino majority districts, and also would cut Area Three Trustee Joey O’Connell out of his area.
Voters in the downtown area will head to the polls in a special election Tuesday to decide among four candidates who will become the newest Bakersfield City School District trustee.
State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson on Monday recognized three Kern County schools as California Distinguished Schools, representing campuses that have made exceptional gains in performance and academics — and also named Bakersfield City School District as an “exemplary school dist…
When Sarah Baron tells her students at Bakersfield College about the poor health outcomes in Kern County, their eyes glaze over.
Kern County has plenty of jobs available in the STEM field, but what it lacks is a skilled workforce to fill them, and women are disproportionately unrepresented in those jobs, according to the Kern Economic Development Foundation.
Sixth-grade students from San Lauren Elementary and their teacher took second place this month in the 2018 Cal Water H20 Challenge for their work to protect the local watershed, state officials announced.
When Fairfax Elementary School District, a small district on Bakersfield's east side, requests bidders for construction projects, Superintendent Michael Coleman already knows what to expect — the same two or three contractors.
Ending months of speculation, California State University officials announced Wednesday that it had found a successor for Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell — and that she came from within the ranks of CSU. We spoke with Lynnette Zelezny, provost and vice president for academic …
Seeking a Central Valley local with a track record of bolstering philanthropy, California State University trustees selected Lynnette Zelezny, a Fresno State administrator, to succeed retiring Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell, ending a monthslong national search.
Following a months-long national search, California State University trustees are expected to name a new president for Cal State Bakersfield at a board meeting in Long Beach Wednesday.
Kern High School District trustees began the process of redrawing their voting areas Monday, a decision they made this month to deliver more representation to Latino majority communities in the wake of a judge’s ruling that the Kern County Board of Supervisors' district lines violated federal law.
Centennial High School sophomore Rushil Desai had a hunch that all the time he spent attached to his cell phone might not be the best for his health.
Under threat of a pending lawsuit, the Kern High School District Board of Trustees announced Monday that it would begin the process of redrawing voting districts ahead of an upcoming election to provide more equity on the board to Latino communities.
Ernesto Vaquero was suspended in fifth grade when he turned around in his seat to chat with another student at his Inglewood elementary school.
While suspensions have decreased across the state since 2011 as school districts rework their disciplinary approaches, male black students continue to be suspended and expelled at higher rates than their peers, according to a new analysis published this week by researchers from San Diego Sta…
In the wake of last week’s mass school shooting in Florida, Kern High School District Trustee Mike Williams is calling on state legislators to reverse a bill passed last year that revoked local superintendents abilities to allow Concealed Carry Weapon permit holders to bring firearms on publ…
The Bakersfield African American Read-In Committee set out to make difference in the community nine years ago and on Sunday continued to spread that message: Reading is the key to success. The committee's primary focus is introducing reading to children early on and keeping that spark alive …
All week long, Bakersfield High School students have taken to the corner of California Avenue and H Street waving signs and hollering for traffic — but they’re not protesting. They’re sprinkling kindness.
Cal State Bakersfield students selected President Horace Mitchell to receive the college’s Unity Award for his contributions to promoting diversity and collaborations, university officials announced.
Valentine’s Day is an occasion for celebrating love, secret admirers and crushes, but in first grade — when girls still think boys are icky — it’s mostly all about the candy.
When a group of about 30 brainy high school students boarded a bus Wednesday morning, they thought they were in store for a tour of the Kern County Public Health Services Department.
Starting next year, students enrolled in the Bakersfield City School District’s Magnet and GATE education programs will have to hitch their own rides to school.
A Kern High School District board meeting turned heated Monday when more than 200 Lamont residents loaded onto school buses and traveled to Bakersfield, accusing trustees of ignoring their community for not building a campus in their town after months of continued lobbying.
ARVIN — After years of advocating, Arvin residents celebrated Monday as Bakersfield College officials unveiled plans to construct a long-awaited college center in the rural farming community.
After a year of inaction and little to show taxpayers after they passed a $502 million bond measure for facilities improvements at the Kern Community College District, Bakersfield College officials unveiled a seven-year plan Monday that would transform the hilltop campus and create a new cen…
Jovanna Orellana pulled a set of disposable paper coveralls over her body, tied a surgical mask around her face, scrubbed up and stepped into a bright, sterile Kern Medical Center operating room.
Taking aim at high rates of chronic absenteeism in its schools, Bakersfield City School District brokered a partnership with Bakersfield Police Department to assign two full-time officers to work with at-risk students, the organizations announced Thursday.
With a thick, black marker, 10-year-old Fabrehaunna Ayson drew a fist on construction paper below a couple of American flags and a note thanking far-away troops for their service.
Three years after launching a career technical education program, KHSD has seen huge results, offering 15 different career pathways in its schools.
Starting next year, students from Leo G. Pauly Elementary School will stay on campus for the first year of middle school, district officials decided Tuesday.
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.