By Veronica Morley
Lamont residents packed the Kern High School District board chambers Monday in a standing-room only meeting as they pled for trustees to approve the construction of a high school in their town.
By Dean Welliver
Following pressure after it settled a lawsuit alleging it engaged in discriminatory disciplinary practices, Kern High School District cut its number of expulsions in half between 2016 and 2017, district officials reported late last month.
Dean Welliver, South Kern Sol, News Report
Look around a typical high school classroom of about 20 students — it’s likely that just six will graduate from college.
South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver
The Kern High School District will this month host its second community forum on school climate, a condition of a settlement agreement it entered into after parents, students and advocacy groups alleged it engaged in a years-long pattern of discriminatory discipline practices.
By Randy Villegas
Parents, students, and community organizations held a press conference May 23 to launch an educational media campaign to encourage community participation in the school budget process known as the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
By Luis, 19
Editor’s note: The Kern County Board of Supervisors recently adopted a resolution opposing California’s Senate Bill 54.
By Phoenix Hailing, Photo by Kody Stoebig
Editor’s Note: Phoenix Hailing of Highland High School, 18, gave this speech at the “Day of Resistance” community march and rally held on May 1 at Mill Creek Linear Park in downtown Bakersfield.
New America Media, News Report, Stephanie Espinoza, Posted: Aug 02, 2012
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – With the beginning of the school year fast approaching, parents and students alike are gearing up for new classrooms, new teachers and, for many, new struggles.