07 Jul
Equity in Education Resources

Equity in Education Resources

As advocates for children, KCSOS strives to bring educational equity to each and every child in Kern County. We define equity in education as follows: Equity is ensuring educational environments employ a systemic approach through access, opportunities, and supports to: celebrate and value all students; raise achievement; narrow gaps; and eliminate the predictability of student […]

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30 Jun
Teacher Development Program partners with CSUB

Teacher Development Program partners with CSUB

It’s safe to say that teachers make the world go ‘round, from their support and encouragement to teaching children the fundamentals they need to know in life. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing recognizes this and recently awarded a grant to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) Teacher Development Program. Fifty-six students in the Special […]

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10 Jun
$6M grant to fund mental health services

$6M grant to fund mental health services

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) and Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (KernBHRS) have announced the agencies were awarded a $6 million Mental Health Student Services Act (MHSSA) grant from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). The funding will be used to support the Kern Youth Resiliency Partnership (KYRP) — […]

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14 May
Four Students Advance to National History Day Competition

Four Students Advance to National History Day Competition

After months of intensive research and success at district and county-level competitions, champions were recognized at the 2020 California History Day Virtual State Contest. Sixty-two students will represent California at the National History Day Virtual competition, June 14-18, 2020, four of whom are Kern County Students. Matthew Fan and Thomas Wilson from Fruitvale Junior High […]

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02 Mar
History Day Results Announced  

History Day Results Announced  

Dozens of students from schools across Kern County competed today in the 37th annual Kern County History Day held at the Larry E. Reider Educational Center. Individuals or groups with the highest scores in each category are now eligible to participate in California History Day, May 8-10 in Placerville, Calif. State winners advance to National […]

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25 Feb
2020 California Census Resources  

2020 California Census Resources  

Every 10 years, people across the country and in California fill out the Census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The Census determines California’s federal funding for important community services that help support our families and fair share of representation in California and Washington D.C. The next […]

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24 Feb
Oral Language Festival Results  

Oral Language Festival Results  

Nearly 300 students who rose through their school, district and regional competitions presented their interpretations of a published literary work during the 49th annual Kern County Oral Language Festival held Saturday at Stonecreek Jr. High School. Presentations were 3-5 minutes in length with grades 4-6 and grades 7-8 competing separately. Categories of competition were: Verse […]

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19 Feb
California Distinguished Schools Honored

California Distinguished Schools Honored

County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Barlow recognized the leadership teams from eight local elementary schools on Feb. 5, 2020. It had been previously announced the schools were named as 2020 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education (CDE). The program, sponsored by CDE and presented by California Casualty, recognizes outstanding education programs […]

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03 Feb
Academic Decathlon Results Announced

Academic Decathlon Results Announced

  Stockdale High School received the Milo Hall Award as the overall team winner of the 39th annual Kern County Academic Decathlon held on Feb. 1, 2020 at Mira Monte High School. Nearly 200 students from 14 high schools participated. Stockdale will represent Kern County in the California Academic Decathlon scheduled for next month in […]

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27 Jan
2020 Mock Trial Results Announced  

2020 Mock Trial Results Announced  

Centennial High School claimed victory in a close showdown round to win the 2020 Kern County Mock Trial Super Saturday held today in Bakersfield’s Kern County Superior Courts of California. Sixteen high school teams, and one junior high team, argued the fictitious case of People v. Matsumoto. Centennial High will represent Kern County at the […]

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