14 Nov
CALM’s HolidayLights Returns for 20th Year

CALM’s HolidayLights Returns for 20th Year

The California Living Museum (CALM) has announced tickets are on sale online at www.calmzoo.org for the 20th annual HolidayLights. This year’s event will continue as a drive-thru experience. The event will return on Saturday, Nov. 26 and run nightly through Dec. 31, except on Christmas, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Passenger vehicles (no RVs, […]

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24 Oct
Student Data Demonstrates Impacts of the Pandemic

Student Data Demonstrates Impacts of the Pandemic

The California Department of Education (CDE) released student performance data results on October 24 from the 2021–22 administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which includes assessments for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Last spring was the first time in two years that all California students in grades 3-8 and […]

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21 Oct
Educators Gather for Equity Symposium

Educators Gather for Equity Symposium

More than 250 educators from around the county and beyond participated in the Power of Equity in Education Symposium on October 20, 2022, hosted by KCSOS and 21CSLA. The theme of this year’s day-long professional learning opportunity was “Choosing to See” and focused on the sharing of best practices to strengthen Kern County’s educational systems […]

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18 Oct
Camp KEEP Reopens Doors to Students

Camp KEEP Reopens Doors to Students

Close to 100 bright-eyed 6th graders enjoyed breakfast together in the dining room hall on an early September morning after more than two years of camp closures and virtual programming at Camp KEEP. For both the staff at Camp KEEP by the Sea in San Luis Obispo and Camp KEEP Ocean in Los Osos, this […]

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19 Sep
Website Launches to Help Local Teacher Shortage

Website Launches to Help Local Teacher Shortage

To complement a statewide initiative to help recruit prospective educators to the profession amid an ongoing teacher shortage in California, KCSOS’s Teacher Development Program has launched an outreach campaign and new website to help address the local teacher shortage. The site, located at teachkern.org, is designed to educate prospective teachers on the vast benefits of […]

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10 Aug
KCSOS Holds Annual Transportation Awards

KCSOS Holds Annual Transportation Awards

KCSOS held its annual transportation awards in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol on Aug. 10 at KCSOS’s Student Service Center. The CHP awarded bus drivers who have driven for at least 10 years or a minimum of 100,000 miles without a preventable accident with their coveted CHP Safe Driving Certificates. KCSOS’s Safe Driving Pins […]

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09 Jun
$18.1M Workforce Grant Announced

$18.1M Workforce Grant Announced

Educational attainment in Kern County lags behind the statewide average. The region has among the largest share of residents lacking a high school degree or equivalent, and the smallest with a bachelor’s degree or higher. This education gap often equates to gaps in the available qualified workforce and in personal earning potential. Assistance is on […]

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02 Jun
Kern Community Mentoring AmeriCorps Program Seeks Mentors

Kern Community Mentoring AmeriCorps Program Seeks Mentors

TThe Kern County Superintendent of Schools office announced today that its Kern Community Mentoring AmeriCorps program is seeking mentors for the upcoming school year. AmeriCorps Members deliver high-quality mentorships to 700 underserved students each year at school sites throughout Kern County with the goal of increasing student engagement, improving the school climate, and causing lasting […]

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25 May
Resources on How to Discuss School Violence

Resources on How to Discuss School Violence

On May 24, 2022, Robb Elementary School students, staff, and families experienced something that no one should ever have to endure, and certainly not at a place we trust is safe for our children. This senseless loss of life will be difficult for adults to process on their own while trying to support children and young […]

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18 May
Community School Grants Awarded

Community School Grants Awarded

TThe California State Board of Education and the California Department of Education announced on May 18 that nineteen Kern County Local Education Agencies (LEAs) were awarded California Community School Partnership Program grants totaling more than $65.5M. The grant program supports schools’ efforts to partner with community agencies and local government to align community resources to […]

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