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    THE GRADE: New dorms, scholarships and wellness effort

    CSUB PREPS FOR NEW DORMS: The finish line is coming closer for Cal State Bakersfield's $41 million project of two residence buildings and a housing commons on the northeast side of campus. Incoming CSUB students, who will move into...

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    Woody student, 11, wins state history fair competition

    Emanuel Garcia, 11, attends a K-8 school in Woody that has a student body of eight. His campus, Blake Elementary, is the only school in one of the smallest districts in California, the Blake School District. So when he made it to the...

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    THE GRADE: School report card, KHSD honor and teacher tenure

    K-12 REPORT CARD: FEW GAINS: The Kern County Network for Children released its annual Kern County Report Card last week with little good news about how kids fared in the 2012-13 school year except there was a drop in the percentage of...

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    CSUB grads lauded, challenged

    Cal State Bakersfield sent off more than 400 graduates Tuesday, a small chunk of what will by the end of the week be the second largest graduating class in the university's history. CSUB will award degrees to 1,676 undergraduates and 398...

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    Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

    LOS ANGELES -- A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students -- especially poor and minority ones -- by saddling them with bad...

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    Districts need more teachers -- during time of shortage

    A class of 20 kindergarteners at Frank West Elementary School repeated teacher Elaine White's every move -- with little instruction -- one recent Monday. When she sang refrains of "Do you know the muffin man?" and "These are the months of...

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    THE GRADE: Awards, freebies and a settlement

    PARAMOUNT FUNDING: A local agriculture and education collaborative will use $9.9 million in new state funding to launch a Paramount Agriculture Career Academy (PACA) for 120 Kern County students and 130 other pupils. The first...


    Seth Walsh case settled for $750,000

    The mother of a gay 13-year-old Tehachapi student who hung himself in 2010 after being bullied at school has accepted a settlement with the Tehachapi Unified School District for $750,000. Wendy Walsh, whose son Seth died after two years...

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    KHSD hires two new special education employees

    The Kern High School District appointed two coordinators in special education at a school board meeting Monday night at the KHSD district office. Michelle Mills and John Eldridge, program specialists at KHSD schools according to the...

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    Colleagues, friends pay tribute to BC benefactor

    Positive adjectives to describe Dr. Norman Levan, who died Sunday at age 98, flowed from the mouths of speakers like both the staccato bouts of wind and lengthy breezes that fluttered table clothes Wednesday outside Bakersfield College....

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    THE GRADE: Spelling bee, bills and STEM grads

    PROJECT LEAD THE WAY: Chevron Corp. and Bakersfield High School recognized the second graduating class of engineering students who participated in a Project Lead The Way Pathway to Engineering program to prepare students for work in...

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    Once near death, teen now headed off to college

    Angeleigh Kumpel, a senior at Ridgeview High School, was 10 seconds shy of being pronounced dead at the scene of an accident Jan. 3, 2012. She was 15 years old at the time and had just been hit by a car on Panama Lane near Akers Road....

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    Graduate to move from tamale biz to university

    A plate of tamales sat atop the kitchen counter of East High School senior Ruben Lemus' kitchen counter one recent Friday. A mixed plate, some were stuffed with jalapenos and cheese, others with pork and spice, and some with pork and... Daily Deal!

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