Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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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

Green Dot Has Sight on Two More LA Unified Schools

Charter school operator Green Dot is proposing opening charters in or around two of school district's lowest performing campuses - Crenshaw and Dorsey high schools.

LA Unified Files Suit to Stop Reform Plan

The LA Unified School District filed suit in LA Superior Court Tuesday against a school reform plan initiated by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, approved by state lawmakers, and signed by the Governor.

LA Writers and Artists Take Center Stage at Mexico City Book Fair

Some of LA's top writers and artists are making the trek south of the border as special guests of the Mexico City Book Fair. The annual event opened this weekend and focuses on Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba.

Apprentice Program Awaits Word on King/Drew

Each year hundreds of high school students receive their introduction to medical careers through visits to King Drew Medical Center, but the future of that program is up in the air now that King/Drew is losing federal funding.

Forum Focuses on Protection of Treasures in Disasters

Representatives of Southland cultural centers and first responders gathered at the Getty Center to talk about how to protect valuable artworks and other treasures in the event of a natural disaster.

Museum Profiles Influential Mexican Musician

Long Beach's Museum of Latin American Art is holding a symposium this weekend on the career of Mexico's most famous singer-songwriter, Jose Alfredo Jimenez. One biography says Jimenez left as big a stamp on Mexican music as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin did on American popular music.

Students Debate Civil Liberties in a Post-9/11 World

Dozens of Los Angeles Unified High School students commemorated the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by participating in "Dialogues on Freedom." The program sends lawyers into the classroom to foster discussion on civil liberties.

The Long Journey of the LA Unified Reform Bill

The LA Unified reform bill state legislators approved yesterday doesn't look quite like the one Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa initiated.

LA Mayor Celebrates Passage of School Reform Bill

A day after the legislature approved his plan to reform the LA Unified School District, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated by returning to the place where he hatched the idea a year and a half ago, during his campaign for mayor.

Ciy Council Gives Thumbs-Up to LAUSD Bill

Ahead of a key Senate Appropriations Committee meeting in Sacramento on Monday, the Mayor's LAUSD takeover bill got a vote of confidence Friday from the City Council and business leaders.

Southland Responds to Foiled Terror Plot

Following Thursday's predawn arrests of terror suspects in England and Pakistan, the Southland felt a strong ripple effect, and reacted with increased security across the region.

Audit Uncovers Charter School Operators's Questionable Practices

A Pasadena-based charter school company has overcharged the state $57 million. That's one of the findings of an audit released by the California Department of Education.

Audits Uncovers Charter School Operators's Questionable Practices

A Pasadena-based charter school company has overcharged the state $57 million. That's one of the findings of an audit released by the California Department of Education.

LA Mayor's Office Changes LAUSD Reform Proposal

The LA Mayor's office on Monday unveiled a long list of changes to the LA Unified School District reform bill making its way through Sacramento.

More Choice on the Dial for Spanish Language Radio Listeners

As Spanish language radio has grown in popularity, so have the various formats that listeners can tune into.