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I focus stories on college students who are at a crossroads, particularly those on the first rung into higher education. Many of those students are trying to overcome academic and other challenges because they believe college will be the path to a better life. How do the people around them -- in their personal lives and at the institutions they attend -- help or hinder their success?
Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
UC campuses may now ask some applicants to submit letters of recommendation. Educators say that may favor students in schools with more resources.
L.A. Unified is adding 16 new bilingual education programs. As other school districts add programs too educators say bilingual teacher training needs to improve.
University of California admission offers are up, and officials say they'll meet their goal to enroll more California residents.
The federal Pell grant is not available for college students taking summer classes. The goal is to help students get ahead and graduate faster.
Students in ethnically and racially diverse schools do more to bridge differences. Researchers say that leads to fewer feelings of loneliness, insecurity.
The Cal State placement test, used to decide on remedial classes, could be a thing of the past. Now administrators could use other measures, like grades.
About 10 percent of youth have gambling problems while about four percent of adults have problems controlling their gambling.
Administrators at the L.A. Community College District say the current ad hoc system means food service and quality isn't what it needs to be.
California school officials have built an app to make California school data accessible on a mobile phone, though geo-location.
Too many qualified fall applicants mean the university can't afford to allow new students in the spring, hurting community college transfer students.
California funds 21 regional centers that treat people with developmental disabilities such as epilepsy and autism. Wide funding gaps exist.
The goal is to reintegrate former prisoners into society and to help remove the stigma that may come after prisoners have completed their incarceration.
A 2002 ballot measure created state funded after-school programs, but now there's not enough money to keep all of them open, advocates say.
Nearly 40 percent of institutions represented in a recent survey reported a drop in applications from international students.
English has borrowed more than a few words from the ancient language of the Aztecs, including avocado and coyote.