Caps and gowns have been ordered, stress levels are beginning to rise ahead of finals week and students are subconsciously humming "Pomp and Circumstance": graduation is approaching at Bakersfield College.
Keeping students interested in class is a tough job for teachers everywhere, but one Kern High School District special education teacher has been recognized as one of the nation's top-10 creative and innovative instructors by the Henry Ford Museum.
Emotions continued to rise among Bakersfield City School District parents surrounding summer school as the district looks to approve its revised Local Control Accountability Plan.
When Stockdale High School's Academic Decathlon coach Gaby Scully tries to recruit new members to the team, she tells them a story to convey she is "obsessed" with the team.
The Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Association voted Wednesday to ratify a salary increase and new terms of a union agreement, according to a post on the BETA Facebook page.
Community members got to take a “tour” through the proposed campus for a new high school coming to southeast Bakersfield, but Lamont residents continued their fight for a school in their town.
Mercedez-Benz of Bakersfield is full of impressive luxury vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines and futuristic gadgets, but all eyes Tuesday were on a van that will be used to teach students about health and wellness.
Students at Shafter High School have the opportunity to get an early start on their college degrees or certificates through a new partnership with Bakersfield College.
Activist Rosa Clemente did not become the person she is today without some bumps along the road. The former vice presidential nominee and her suite mates were once accused of stealing from their white counterparts while at State University of New York at Albany.
Real estate developer David Moon knew a lot about building student housing, having developed off-campus dormitory projects next to California State University campuses in Monterey Bay, Sacramento and Stanislaus. But Bakersfield was new to him.
The Bakersfield City School District hosted the 13th Annual Junior High/Middle School Band and Orchestra Standards Festival on Tuesday on the campus of Bakersfield College. This festival was created 13 years ago to benchmark student progress in meeting district standards for performance in b…
The Kern Environmental Education Program, or Camp KEEP, was developed in time for the 1968-69 school year, fulfilling educators' desire to offer a hands-on earth sciences learning opportunity for the students of Kern County. The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office, working with repr…
California State University Bakersfield's School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering was awarded a $150,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation.
Students across Kern are preparing for their big shot at glory as the time nears for a series of academic events that will put their education to the test.
Bakersfield College's new mechanized agriculture program hosted an informational event Wednesday aimed at building industry involvement — and judging from comments made afterward, it may have succeeded.
Bakersfield College is celebrating Veterans Day and expressing appreciation for current and past members of the Armed Forces with several events the week of Nov. 5-8, which it calls Veterans Week.
Cal State Bakersfield is getting a three-year grant of nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to address sexual violence on campus.
The re-education of Arianna Perez's father started one evening when she brought home a chicken dinner she had cooked in nutrition class at the charter school she attends in Delano.
Two people have donated to Cal State Bakersfield to establish three endowments that will help teaching majors, student-athletes and more.
Cal State Bakersfield has been ranked among the top 50 best online master's degree programs in curriculum and instruction by the site Top Education Degrees.
School districts are now getting a clearer picture of how many students they have this fall compared to last year as enrollment numbers start getting settled.
California State University, Bakersfield held a grand opening for its new Student Advising and Success Center building on Wednesday.
Cal State Bakersfield and the Kern High School District are together launching a program designed to prepare a select group of 20 teacher-residents for careers in local education.
Like any other fifteen-year-old, Angelina Cho likes playing video games, participating in clubs at her school and gardening. But unlike other teenagers and high schoolers, she has earned a perfect score on the ACT, or American College Testing.
For years, it's been a burden for some patients to get to the Kern County Public Health Services Department's clinics in outlying regions of the county.
David Paul Edmiston, a former Kern High School District acting police chief, retired from the department this month — three days before prosecutors dismissed a charge of illegal eavesdropping against him, KHSD officials confirmed.
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.