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Interview: Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian On "Kern Promise"

Bryon Schaefer of KHSD, Sonya Christian of Bakersfield College and Horace Mitchell of CSUB are all partners in the project known as "The Kern Promise"

A new collaboration between the Kern High School District, Bakersfield College and CSUB aims to get students on a speedy pathway from high school to community college, and eventually a four-year college degree. It's called the "Kern Promise" but Bakersfield College President Sonya Christiancalls it the key to revitalizing the community. She joined us on Valley Edition to talk about how the project works, and also how the campus is planning to spend money approved by voters last fall when they passed a $503 million district-wide bond known as "Measure J."

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