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    Jonathan Kozol Visits Bakersfield… and Inspires Me to Continue the Fight for Equity

    Jul 26, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Youth Reporter Randy Villegas discusses writer Jonathan Kozol visit to CSU Bakersfield last quarter where he spoke on the many children across the country that are not getting the education that they need.
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    Jonathan Kozol Visits Bakersfield… and Inspires Me to Continue the Fight for Equity

    Jul 26, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Youth Reporter Randy Villegas discusses writer Jonathan Kozol visit to CSU Bakersfield last quarter where he spoke on the many children across the country that are not getting the education that they need.
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    Students in Rural California Advocate for Better LGBTQ Support Services

    Jun 14, 2016

    Olivia Rodriguez

    Youth Reporter Olivia Rodriguez reports on efforts to bring more equitable LGBTQ services to students in the Coachella Valley.
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    Students in Rural California Advocate for Better LGBTQ Support Services

    Jun 14, 2016

    Olivia Rodriguez

    Youth Reporter Olivia Rodriguez reports on efforts to bring more equitable LGBTQ services to students in the Coachella Valley.
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    South Kern Residents Advocate for a Bakersfield College Center in Arvin

    Jun 14, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Beat Reporter Marcus Castro reports on how Arvin residents are advocating for Kern Community College District to open a facility in their community.
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    South Kern Residents Advocate for a Bakersfield College Center in Arvin

    Jun 14, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    Beat Reporter Marcus Castro reports on how Arvin residents are advocating for Kern Community College District to open a facility in their community.
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    Op-ed: Making Sure Kern Comes in Last … for Illiteracy

    May 17, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Bakersfield is number one in the nation … but it’s not for anything to be proud of. The city leads in rates of illiteracy among cities with similar populations. On June 7, voters will have the chance to do something about this.
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    Op-ed: Making Sure Kern Comes in Last … for Illiteracy

    May 17, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Bakersfield is number one in the nation … but it’s not for anything to be proud of. The city leads in rates of illiteracy among cities with similar populations. On June 7, voters will have the chance to do something about this.
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    Put Equity Before Equality in School Funding

    May 04, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Equality does not mean equity. It’s a distinction administrators with the Kern High School District (KHSD) need to understand.
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    Put Equity Before Equality in School Funding

    May 04, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Equality does not mean equity. It’s a distinction administrators with the Kern High School District (KHSD) need to understand.
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    Putting Higher Ed. Within Reach for South Kern Residents

    Apr 14, 2016

    Yesenia Aguilar

    Creating a Bakersfield College satellite campus in Arvin will help promote the idea that higher education is within reach, physically and financially.
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    Putting Higher Ed. Within Reach for South Kern Residents

    Apr 14, 2016

    Yesenia Aguilar

    Creating a Bakersfield College satellite campus in Arvin will help promote the idea that higher education is within reach, physically and financially.
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    Recess Before Lunch Program Behind Improved Student Health and Behavior

    Mar 24, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    A new program in South Kern is helping improve student health and fitness. A group of parent organizers who came up with the idea for the "recess before lunch" program are now trying to expand it to other schools in the area.
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    Recess Before Lunch Program Behind Improved Student Health and Behavior

    Mar 24, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    A new program in South Kern is helping improve student health and fitness. A group of parent organizers who came up with the idea for the "recess before lunch" program are now trying to expand it to other schools in the area.
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    Call for On-Site Nurses in Kern High Schools

    Mar 17, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    While elementary school districts and middle schools in Kern County have school nurses, the high schools have been left out. That could change if some in the community have their way.
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    Call for On-Site Nurses in Kern High Schools

    Mar 17, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    While elementary school districts and middle schools in Kern County have school nurses, the high schools have been left out. That could change if some in the community have their way.
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    South Kern Residents Push to Expand College Access

    Feb 26, 2016

    Clara Bruno

    Nearly 200 residents turned up at at a forum on increasing the number of courses available through Bakersfield College at Arvin High School. Instead, the conversation quickly turned to establishing what many here say is a critical and long overdue college campus.
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    South Kern Residents Push to Expand College Access

    Feb 26, 2016

    Clara Bruno

    Nearly 200 residents turned up at at a forum on increasing the number of courses available through Bakersfield College at Arvin High School. Instead, the conversation quickly turned to establishing what many here say is a critical and long overdue college campus.
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    This Is Not a Drill: An Account of a School Shooting Scare

    Jan 12, 2016

    Jessica Salgado

    There have been 153 school shootings in America since 2013, amounting to more than one campus shooting per week. On Dec. 17, the Long Beach Unified School District received its own threat of violence prompting an investigation. Below, VoiceWaves reporter Jessica Salgado recalls her own experience of a shooting scare at an East Long Beach element...
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    This Is Not a Drill: An Account of a School Shooting Scare

    Jan 12, 2016

    Jessica Salgado

    There have been 153 school shootings in America since 2013, amounting to more than one campus shooting per week. On Dec. 17, the Long Beach Unified School District received its own threat of violence prompting an investigation. Below, VoiceWaves reporter Jessica Salgado recalls her own experience of a shooting scare at an East Long Beach element...
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