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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
Lawmakers want to lock student data from federal immigration agents, but a court order could give federal officials access to the information.
Leaders in six school districts, including South Pasadena and Manhattan Beach, say Brown's plan won't make up for extra money they have to pay for employee pensions.
The 23-campus California State University is asking for more than double this year's state funding next fiscal year to pay for its Graduation Initiative.
When University of La Verne administrators planned a leadership class to include students from Mexico, they didn't count on today's political tensions.
Los Angeles area attorneys report they've gotten a higher than usual number of calls from relatives of undocumented immigrants arrested by ICE officials.
California budgets $140 million for the education of more than 8,000 youth in jails. Observers say those programs have little accountability.
For the last four months, a UCLA student group with a membership of over four dozen students has been running a shelter for homeless college students.
One university official told KPCC that the executive order is affecting the university's ability to attract students and faculty from around the world.
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.