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.
Editor's note: Reporter Harold Pierce asked a series of questions of the four candidates running for the vacant seat on the Bakersfield City School District board. Here are answers from Rupert Gregorio. See Edgar Aguilasocha's answers here, Ralph Anthony's answers here and Vicki Lynn Billing…
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.
Residents throughout central Bakersfield will choose among four candidates in an April 10 special election to determine who will help lead Bakersfield City School District — the state's largest elementary school district.
One of them will fill a seat left vacant by Raymond Gonzales, an established assemblyman and Latino rights leader who won re-election in 2016, then resigned abruptly over health concerns.
Editor's note: Reporter Harold Pierce asked a series of questions of the four candidates running for the vacant seat on the Bakersfield City School District board. Here are answers from Edgar Aguilasocho. Read answers from Ralph Anthony on Wednesday, Vicki Lynn Billington on Thursday and Rup…
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.
Editor's note: Reporter Harold Pierce asked a series of questions of the four candidates running for the vacant seat on the Bakersfield City School District board. Here are answers from Vicki Lynn Billington. Read answers from Rupert Gregorio on Friday. See Edgar Aguilasocha's answers here a…
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.
A draft set of board policies that would determine how the Kern Community College District operates drew ire from faculty members and college leaders Tuesday after many said it would sap power from individual colleges in favor of centralizing authority to the district office.
Nearly two dozen Cal State Bakersfield geology students, faculty, alumni and dual-credit high school teachers presented research at two separate national conferences last month.
More than a dozen students were suspended, and at least two were arrested and sent to Juvenile Hall this week after a brawl broke out at North High, school officials confirmed to The Californian.
In Debbie Nolasco’s preschool class at St. Francis Parish School, the 3-year olds who have spent all week crafting construction paper feathers for headdresses and pint-sized mock-leather vests don’t go by their regular names.
A list of Social Security numbers belonging to Bakersfield City School District employees were published to the web by accident Thursday, potentially breaching the security of 1,250 people, district officials said Tuesday.
For his last time Tuesday, retiring Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell announced four community members would be inducted into the 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame, an honor he helped create when he first came to CSUB 12 years ago.
A cadre of South Korean dignitaries traveled overseas this week to learn more about Bakersfield City School District’s award-winning nutrition program in the hopes of emulating it in their country.
Lt. Jerald Wyatt and Sgt. Gilbert Valdez, two Kern High School District police officers who claim that school officials retaliated against them for their part in uncovering the district's alleged misuse of a sensitive police information database, filed lawsuits this week against the district.
On his way to the North High quad for lunch on Halloween Tuesday, Dylan L’Hard wrapped his wrist with a blue wristband, as did scores of students like him.
The Kern High School District expelled Latino students for defiance and disruption in 2014-2015 more than any other district statewide, including school systems with larger enrollments, according to data released this week by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project.
Every once in awhile, the journalism students at Compton Jr. High School scoop us, and when that happens, we’re happy to share their stories. This week, they wrote about their district’s award-winning director of nutrition, which we’re sharing in full here:
When first-year college students head to class next fall, it’s possible they’ll be required to take no remedial courses and pay no tuition their first year, the result of two pieces of legislation signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown.
With the flick of a pen, Governor Jerry Brown undermined months of work Saturday that some California school districts — including Kern High School District — have undertaken to allow Concealed Carry Weapon permit holders to bring firearms onto campuses.
Centennial High School mock trial students competed against others from China, Atlanta, Florida and Texas and took 10th place out of 28 teams, coach Brett Dobson said.
When students at Caroline Harris Elementary School go to lunch, the cafeteria isn’t dishing out sloppy joes, mystery meatloaf or anything else from the smorgasbord of less-than-healthy options.