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30 Jan
Centennial High School Named Mock Trial Champs

Centennial High School Named Mock Trial Champs

Sixteen high school teams competed on Saturday, January 28 in the final round of the Kern County Mock Trials held in Bakersfield’s Kern County Superior Courts. Competing high schools reversed defense and prosecution roles each round and provided witnesses and courtroom officials in the fictitious case of People v. Franks, the trial of Jordan Franks, […]

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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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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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18 Mar
Reflecting on two-plus school years amid a pandemic

Reflecting on two-plus school years amid a pandemic

Two years ago this week, I stood alongside colleagues from Kern County school districts and our partners at Kern County Public Health to issue a joint statement that made the inevitable official. All schools in Kern County would physically close no later than March 18, 2020, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We believed the […]

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