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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
The Garibaldina Society in Highland Park was founded more than a century ago, but the organization has had a hard time attracting younger members to guarantee the group's future.
Jim McConnell, the head of LA Unified's massive school construction program, submitted his letter of resignation this week.
Governor Schwarzenegger says his budget will increase education spending by a record amount and will freeze fee hikes for UC and Cal State students.
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell says high school students will have to pass the exit exam to graduate.
For the past two decades, artist William Pajaud compiled a significant collection of African American art for Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company in Los Angeles. Now there's concern over what will happen to that collection.
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.