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.
A teacher shortage has had districts scrambling to find creative ways to incentivize attracting new teachers, so just who are the ones hired to teach your student, why did they select this career and what worries do they have about their first year? We attended Bakersfield City School Distri…
New teachers have a lot to fret about: How will I manage my classroom? Will my students like me? What happens if I get some out-of-control students? We asked veteran teachers from throughout Kern County — some who may have even taught you — to deliver their best advice to new teachers.
It might be blazing hot, but summer is officially over for thousands of Kern County students who will return to classrooms this week.
Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals on Sunday hosted its annual Back 2 School event for the 20th year in a row — and it may have been the biggest one yet.
McFarland schools failed to capture enough votes to pass Measure D, a $20 million bond to construct more classrooms and upgrade facilities as enrollment surges.
Three Cal State Bakersfield students were accepted out of more than 200 applicants into the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar Program, which allows students to explore education beyond their baccalaureate degrees.
The Kern High School District acknowledged it had disproportionately expelled and suspended black and Latino students and agreed to pay $670,000 and strengthen training programs related to disciplinary practices in a settlement agreement finalized Monday.
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.