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    THE GRADE: Local community supports ill child

    COMMUNITY SUPPORTS CHILD: Students at Sequoia Elementary School manned lemonade stands, dropped change in collection boxes and distributed flyers about a silent auction in a community effort to raise money for a former student dying of...

  2. Teachers throughout Kern score first raises in years

    More than two dozen Kern County school districts have issued raises for educators that, for many, mean the first ongoing salary increases since the 2007-08 school year. The salary bumps, for the 2013-14 school year, range from 1 percent...

  3. Delano elementary district names new superintendent

    The Delano Union School District named a new superintendent Monday, a pick that already worries the teachers union there. The trustees voted to hire Anthony Monreal, deputy superintendent of the Madera Unified School District, to oversee...

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    KHSD trustees appoint two new assistant superintendents

    The Kern High School District board appointed two assistant superintendents to oversee the district's instruction division at a special board meeting Monday. The school board appointed Brenda Lewis, principal of Foothill High School, as...

  5. CSUB details plans for $2.1 million donation

    Cal State Bakersfield deans and Chevron Corp. executives talked plans to expand the CSUB engineering program Friday at a press conference to celebrate the university's largest corporate donation. Students and professors joined Chevron and...

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    Message to girls: You can be good in math, too

    Yultzin Angeles, a senior at Golden Valley High School, helped a team of peers build a walking robot on a tabletop Friday at Bakersfield College. Angeles, 17, plans to be a first-generation college graduate. She attended an event called...

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    Students learn safe planting before Arbor Day

    A group of 19 after-school children packed roots of low-growing fruit trees into a side garden Thursday at William Penn Elementary School. The students, part of a cape-coated gardening club, stomped scoop-fulls of dirt around grapefruit,...

  8. CSUB to celebrate largest corporate donation

    Cal State Bakersfield revealed Wednesday that the more than $2 million it received from Chevron Corp. energy donations last year comprised the largest yearly contribution from a corporate donor in the university's history. Irma Cervantes,...

  9. Retired CSUB English Professor Victor Lasseter dies

    Victor K. Lasseter, a professor emeritus of English at Cal State Bakersfield, has died, the university announced Wednesday. He was 74. Lasseter died at his home March 13, CSUB President Horace Mitchell said in a memo to faculty, staff and...

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    State supt. promises drought relief for schools

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson visited the 29th annual Farm Day in the City event Wednesday in Bakersfield to announce a budget relief program for school districts impacted by the drought declared in January. "It...

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    Discovery is the key find at Kern County Science Fair

    Michelle Davis, mom of a Miller Elementary School student, watched her son walk down the steps of a Rabobank Convention Center stage Tuesday. Tears welled in her eyes as a science fair organizer awarded 10-year-old Ian Davis a first-place...

  12. Discovery is the key find at Kern County Science Fair

    Michelle Davis, mom of a Miller Elementary School student, watched her son walk down the steps of a Rabobank Convention Center stage Tuesday. Tears welled in her eyes as a science fair organizer awarded 10-year-old Ian Davis a first-place...

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    Students learn ag ed at annual Farm Day

    Some second-graders tried covering their ears in futile attempts to muffle the steady stream of honks blaring from a huge piece of farming equipment Tuesday at the 29th annual Farm Day in the City event. But they soon joined the masses of...

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