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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
In part one of a two-part series, KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez profiles William Pajaud, a Southland artist who started an influential African American art collection.
Two charter schools in San Diego have sued the city's school district claiming they were denied access to classroom space. Some say the lawsuit could have statewide implications.
For the last four years, Northridge Middle School instructor Lisa Citron has been using creative writing, theater and history to teach students about conflict resolution.
LA Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer says he wants to split Jefferson High into five smaller learning communities and transfer about 1,100 students to other schools.
Mexico City Mayor Alejandro Encinas met with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to discuss issues such as the environment and crime.
The Renaissance Academy opened more than a year ago with big dreams, but the school has been plagued by problems. The Los Angeles Unified School District is now working to revoke the school's charter.
LA Unified teachers agree with the district to a one-year wage and benefits package.
LA Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer unveiled a reform plan for Jefferson High School as parents and students marched on the district's headquarters.
Performance artist Jose Torres Tama was forced to flee New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. Recently, he performed a show based on the experience.
Former LA Unified School Board President Jose Huizar defeated Nick Pacheco for the 14th District LA City Council seat. Pacheco formerly represented the council district.
Former LA City Councilman Nick Pacheco is trying to reclaim his 14th district seat against another frontrunner - school board trustee Jose Huizar. Others on the ballot include a former Olympic boxer and a longtime Chicano activist.
A group of East LA art students created a Day of the Dead altar for the Digital Age to keep the tradition from dying out.
On the same day that Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination for Supreme Court Justice, retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told a women's conference in Long Beach that she hopes the next nominee is a woman.
Longtime L.A. Congressman Ed Roybal died Monday of respiratory failure complicated by pneumonia. Roybal was the first to open the door of elected office for Mexican-American politicians.
Studies have found that parental involvement is key to a student's sucess, but the role of the parent in public education has gotten more complex.