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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
Cal State campuses are preparing for the education and safety logistics of a five-day faculty strike. Campuses say they'll be open for business.
Lawyers who sued Compton Unified last year say childhood trauma experts are helping school officials craft reforms for the entire school district.
The lead plaintiff in the case, Rebecca Friedrichs, is a local teacher who says she plans to continue the fight.
The non-binding report acknowledges the Great Recession "severely impacted" CSU, but it recommends a 5-percent raise for faculty over two years.
Officials made changes this year aimed at making Smarter Balanced tests more accommodating for the 300,000 special education students who sit for the exams.
Teen students train shelter dogs to help the dogs get adopted. The dogs help the students cope with the trauma of living in one of the most violent parts of L.A.
Faculty point to data they gathered that suggests all but three of the 23 campuses have ratios significantly higher than what’s recommended by experts.
California State University campuses are now using Smarter Balanced test scores to ensure incoming students are ready for college-level work.
Scores were low last year on California's standardized tests of English and math. This year, educators will be looking closely for any improvement.
Inglewood Unified has a new state administrator running the schools. Balancing the budget and turning around dropping student enrollment are his key tasks.
Teachers in Compton have called in sick twice in one week as their union and the school district are at odds over a pay increase.
Student hunger and homelessness is growing at the California State University campuses. Some campuses do a lot more than others to help.
A proposal by a state senator would freeze tuition for California State University students who pledge to finish their undergraduate degree in four years.
While most schools have moved away from segregating special education students, Pasadena relies on a separate campus for some students with disabilities.
The lawsuit argues that California's public school funding system should be driven by how much college readiness costs.