Elizabeth Sanchez

Elizabeth Sanchez Elizabeth Sanchez is the program associate for South Kern Sol. She can be reached at elizabeth@southkernsol.org.

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How the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census could impact Kern County

April 24, 2019 / By

The San Joaquin Valley could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and representation in congress if the Supreme Court votes in favor of adding the citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire.

BCSD to use summer school funds for revamped after school programs

April 10, 2019 / By

After community members and education advocates have asked the Bakersfield City School District for months where summer school funds are being disbursed, the district announced Tuesday it will put the money into revamped after school programs for the next school year.

Nonprofit submits entrepreneur charter school petition to KHSD board; board to make decision next month

April 8, 2019 / By
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Ahead of a slew of proposed legislation that would reign in charter school growth statewide, a consortium of local business owners are seeking to establish a charter high school in central Bakersfield that would focus on business and entrepreneurship.

Count Committee launches outreach campaign to educate community on 2020 Census

April 1, 2019 / By

The Kern Complete Count Committee launched its 2020 Census Outreach Campaign Monday morning outside the Beale Memorial Library, with a goal to raise awareness and educate the community on the count.

‘Own her power without apology’: Founder of women’s empowerment organization teaches girls to be leaders in community

March 28, 2019 / By

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Women’s History Month, South Kern Sol is highlighting notable women in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

BCSD unveils revamped summer school plans

March 27, 2019 / By

After making a controversial decision to cancel summer school classes, and then reinstating them weeks later, Bakersfield City School District officials determined a curriculum Monday for what its upcoming summer program would look like.

BCSD receives funding, reinstates summer program at low-performing schools

March 22, 2019 / By

The Bakersfield City School District announced Thursday it is implementing a modified summer learning program for the 2019 school year, thanks to a Comprehensive Support and Improvement Grant.

Arvin’s new health lab launches unique career pathways

March 22, 2019 / By

Arvin High student Reina Pantoja is considering a career in forensics. The idea of using science to solve crimes fascinates her.

Bakersfield City School District considers implementing modified calendar and remediation summer school program

March 6, 2019 / By

The Bakersfield City School District is exploring the idea of implementing a modified calendar — a year-round school year — and bringing back a remediation summer school program in upcoming years, according to Irma Cervantes, the district’s spokeswoman.

‘There is no better way to show love than by breaking bread’: South High celebrates Black History Month with annual luncheon

February 28, 2019 / By

Community members, South High staff and students had a special lunch Thursday at South High’s annual Black History Month Luncheon.