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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 Garden Grove Unified School District won the $500,000 Broad Prize for Urban Education. What is the district doing right?
LAUSD officials unveil their plans to preserve certain parts of the Ambassador Hotel while building three schools there.
As high school seniors prepare to take the SAT, the debate continues over such things as cultural bias and tutors.
As more public schools adopt uniforms, we examine their effectiveness in Long Beach Unified, which ten years ago became the first district in the nation to adopt them.
County offices of education say a proposal to eliminate many of them could threaten imporatnt programs they run.
They're often ignored by record companies and radio programmers, but dozens of bands that mix hip-hop and Latin rhythms won't give up the dream of success. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez visits the Latin Alternative Music Conference in LA.
In a break from the Davis Administration, Governor Schwarzenegger has settled a lawsuit over run-down schools by pledging millions in state money for repairs and textbooks.
Bandleader Don Tosti - who blended Latin jazz, blues and boogie into LA's "Pachuco" sound - has died at 81. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez celebrates Tosti's musicial invention.
They look like colorful depictions of life in 18th century Mexico. But a closer look at the "casta" paintings in a recent LA exhibition reveal warnings against mixing the races.
Lawmakers and higher education honchos congratulated themselves Friday for winning slots for more students at the University of California and the California State University.
The tale of an LA public school teacher who switches to a private Christian school so he can integrate the Bible into his teaching.
From now until January, you can see German doctor Gunther Von Hagens' unusual exhibit of preserved and dissected human bodies at the California Science Center.
The videotaped police beating of a suspect has triggered new anger for some African-Americans.
The LA school board approves the environmental impact report for the long-delayed Belmont Learning Complex high school, which will now be called Vista Hermosa.
Recent immigration sweeps in Corona and other communities have spread fear among legal and illegal immigrants.