During the last school year, when and how to reopen K-12 classrooms to students became a thorny issue that involved not only questions of health and education, but also politics. Now, as the beginning of the new school year approaches, the issue of children and teens wearing masks in classro…
A grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday charged two Kern County prison inmates and a Los Angeles woman with a scheme to submit more than $1.4 million in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims.
The Bakersfield City School District announced it will host a virtual town hall on July 29 for parents interested in learning more about the upcoming school year.
When superintendent Doc Ervin announced he was leaving the Bakersfield City School District, board president Pam Baugher said the board was looking for continuity during a chaotic time in education.
When new students used to arrive on Bakersfield College's campus in the pre-COVID-19 era, staff would have to direct students from building to building to get help figuring out how to enroll, which classes to take and then to get help paying for it all.
The enforcement division of the Fair Political Practices Commission has opened an investigation into three board members of the Fairfax School District.
One of the biggest questions K-12 schools will face for the coming academic year is deciding when and where masks will be required.
Cal State Bakersfield President Lynnette Zelezny announced Monday that Kristen Beall Watson, the president and CEO of the Kern Community Foundation, will be joining CSUB as Zelezny's chief of staff.
Cal State Bakersfield announced Monday that all incoming freshmen and transfer students for the 2021 fall term will be eligible to receive an iPad from the university.
It's extremely rare for a school district to close in California, but that's what has happened to Belridge Elementary School District, a tiny one-school district in the oil fields on the western edge of Kern County.
Due to popular demand, Bakersfield College is offering more sections of its two courses this summer that give participants the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Public Health. It's free, and the first course begins Aug. 2.
A recall effort against three board members of the Fairfax School District, including president Palmer Moland, was approved Thursday by the Kern County Elections Division.
This coming school year, the Kern High School District will have a new face on the board, thanks to an effort by students to have their very own representative.
The Kern High School District held its third and final public forum Tuesday night at Golden Valley High School to address its proposed boundary changes prompted by the opening of Del Oro High School in fall 2022.
Talk to any teacher, student or parent, and they will tell you distance learning and other chaos wrought by the pandemic took the focus away from academics. But data is beginning to trickle in for the last school year that demonstrates just that.
After several parents spoke against it, the board of the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District said it needed to "pause" a professional development course that aims to train staff on "social justice oriented classroom practices."
Fairfax School District held its long-awaited town hall meeting Thursday night in the Fairfax Junior High gymnasium, but it took little time for the mood to sour.
The Kern High School District honored 134 students across the district who were at the top of their class this year with a virtual award ceremony Thursday night.
This spring Kern High School District students took small samples of dust and dirt near their homes and parks and anywhere else around town where they wondered if there might be valley fever spores lurking in the soil.
Bakersfield College's ENCORE program wants to help young residents who are struggling with challenging circumstances earn a job skills certificate.
The Kern High School District held its second public forum to address its three proposed boundary changes prompted by the opening of Del Oro High School in fall 2022.
Hands shot up when a group of fourth and fifth grade girls gathered around the California Living Museum amphitheater on Monday morning were asked whether they liked science and math.
In some ways, summer school this year is like other years. High school students return to retake a class, get ahead on credits or try something new. Parents bring younger students to school so that they're safe and learning — or at the very least, not watching TV.
Cal State Bakersfield will have a new simulation lab for its Family Nurse Practitioner Program thanks to a $1 million donation from Dr. Uma R. Varanasi and Sita Varanasi.
This week the Kern High School District launched a summer camp that marks the beginning of an effort to train the next generation of entrepreneurs in the region.
Two Bakersfield College history professors at the center of a politically contentious funding dispute have filed a federal lawsuit alleging top officials at the Kern Community College District violated their rights of free speech and academic freedom.
When the pandemic hit, Shannon Boren became the point person among other parents to understand the latest guidance from the CDC or governor or whatever agency's decision was impacting school reopenings.
Kern County Superintendent of Schools Mary Barlow plans to audit the finances of the Fairfax School District, according to a letter read at the school board's meeting.
Finals just wrapped up in the Kern High School District this week, but it won’t be a long break for many. Summer school kicks off on Monday, and there will be more students and teachers than in recent memory.
The Kern High School District honored the graduates of its alternative programs with a ceremony at Bakersfield High School's Griffith Field in the waning light of Tuesday evening.
Highland High School seniors were honored Tuesday night as Kern High School District continued graduation week at respective school sites. Seven more schools are scheduled to hold ceremonies on Wednesday evening.
The Kern High School District boundary committee released maps of three proposals, as well as a schedule of dates in June when the public can offer input on the changes.
The Kern High School District kicked off graduation week Monday evening with commencement ceremonies at Stockdale and Mira Monte high schools. Over the course of this week, the district will hold ceremonies for its other 16 comprehensive high schools in addition to its continuation schools.
Bakersfield isn't known for its high-tech laboratories but the Brar brothers haven't let that get in the way of their scientific experiments.
Of the thousands of students who receive their high school diplomas in Kern County this spring, 102 of them will also be earning an associate degree from Bakersfield College. As impressive as that number is, it's expected to grow in the coming years.
When it comes to health, Kern County typically tops the wrong lists, with many residents suffering from chronic issues such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
There were no caps and gowns at the Career Technical Education Center on Wednesday night, and the ceremonies honoring students were much smaller and less formal than those that will be held at high schools around Kern High School District next week. But the sense of destiny and purpose felt …
Just hours after a grand jury released a report calling the board of the Fairfax School District "dysfunctional" and questioning its spending on legal services, the board held a special meeting to hire another law firm for the district.
A Kern County grand jury report released Thursday says the Fairfax School District is being governed by a “school board in crisis.”
The board of the Bakersfield City School District formally bid farewell on Tuesday to Doc Ervin, who has been superintendent since he arrived in the district in 2016. Ervin will be heading south to become superintendent of the San Bernardino City Unified School District on June 1.
The Kern High School District has released more information about its protocols for in-person commencement ceremonies, which kick off in the district the week of June 7.
Last year COVID-19 robbed the class of 2020 of any kind of commencement ceremony. So this year, Cal State Bakersfield made extra space to have official ceremonies for its 2020 graduates right alongside this year's.