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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
Most of the students who currently receive the Middle Class Scholarship, awarded to those whose families make less than $156,000 annually, attend Southern California campuses.
The University of La Verne is partnering with school districts in Pomona, Alhambra, Covina, Duarte and others to guarantee admission.
As more teachers use mindfulness techniques of breathing and relaxation for kids, experts say quality control becomes very important.
Cal State faculty say student enrollment in the system is up 64 percent in the last 30 years, while the budget has decreased by 2.9 percent in the same time.
Some school officials say they will let parent demand drive how much they expand bilingual education programs now that limits have been lifted.
A study of 1,400 San Francisco students who took ethnic studies classes found large gains in their GPAs, credits earned and attendance.
Amid a large teacher shortage in California, new state grants will help school employees such as secretaries and cafeteria workers get their teaching credentials.
School districts are adding dual language immersion, International Baccalaureate, and extended after-school day care to try to stop enrollment drops.
Remedial education at California community colleges has done more to block students from their career goals than to help. It's undergoing a major overhaul.
The new California Community Colleges Chancellor says his two-year campuses can help the Trump administration's infrastructure program and jobs training efforts.
Staff at the Orange County Department of Education recommended the board of education deny Epic Charter School's petition to open. The board approved it. Now, there's a lawsuit.
Long Beach wants to swap a required state test for eleventh graders for the SATs to better prepare them for college and cut unnecessary standardized testing.
Absences shoot up at some schools that are in session in the days before Thanksgiving. Schools lose money, so should the entire week be a vacation?
Some states have been found to have over reported high school graduates, now federal officials are auditing California's oversight of how schools count graduates.
One group that provides anti-bias, anti-bullying training for schools said it has received 50 percent more requests for programs compared to this time last year.