Posts Tagged as "education"

Elizabeth Martinez is pouring into the community that she loves one connection at a time

September 22, 2023 / By
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Elizabeth Martinez grew up in Arvin to farmworker parents who planted a seed in her that grew into a desire to help her community in any way she could. 

‘It felt like a slap in the face’: students outraged with CSU tuition increase

September 15, 2023 / By
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Countless students in the California State University (CSU) system are left feeling frustrated, disappointed, and as if their voice doesn’t matter. 

Board of Education delays discussion on gender identity notification policy

September 13, 2023 / By
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During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Kern County Board of Education had a discussion and public comment regarding mandating parent notifications on students’ gender identity.

McKinley Elementary combats low attendance rates with Walk to School event

September 1, 2023 / By
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McKinley Elementary School students, parents, guardians, and teachers were welcomed to class by Bakersfield High School’s (BHS) cheer team and community volunteers.

‘They dedicated their lives during a time when racism was at an all-time high’: a committee starts to honor African American Vets

August 25, 2023 / By
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Kern County Parks and Recreation District 5 Commissioner Ucedrah Osby requested to start a committee dedicated to creating an African American Veterans Memorial.

Young Invincibles launches survey to assess student basic needs at California universities

August 14, 2023 / By
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With a goal to understand the gaps in services or resources for students, Young Invincibles (YI) have launched a Basic Needs Survey for any students who attend a California State University (CSU), community college, or University of California (UC) school. 

Debates erupt as Board denies addition of policy to disclose LGBTQ+ students’ gender identity

August 11, 2023 / By
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During their July 11 meeting, Kern County Board of Education Trustee Lori Cisneros reported that she was looking to have the board adopt this policy that was similarly passed in the Chino Valley School District that would require schools to notify parents and guardians, within three days of learning, if their child asks to be identified with a gender or name different from what was assigned at birth and if their child uses a bathroom or participates in activities that do not align with the gender provided on their student record. 

Q&A: Traco Matthews is appointed to California’s Racial Equity Commission

August 3, 2023 / By
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Governor Gavin Newsom announced his appointments to the first Racial Equity Commission for the State. Among his appointments is Bakersfield’s local, Traco Matthews.

Back-to-school events in Kern County

July 21, 2023 / By
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The new school year is approaching, and it’s time to start preparing. Several organizations are taking a step to make this process easier for families. 

BCSD encouraging enrollment ahead of new school year

July 6, 2023 / By
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With the new school year beginning August 16, the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) is encouraging Bakersfield families within their school district to begin planning for the upcoming year.