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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
United Teachers Los Angeles could use millions of dollars from a new member-dues increase to challenge pro-charter school school board members.
Charter school supporters said LAUSD's school board approved 89 percent of the charter petitions it received in 2013 while that approval rate fell by half this year.
The group Parent Revolution has helped parents at six LAUSD schools use California's parent trigger law to make changes at their schools.
State legislators unveiled three proposals on Tuesday aimed at better recruiting and supporting new teachers to help address a shortage.
California officials now match social welfare data with student data to automatically enroll students in free lunch programs.
Mentorship, advocates say, is the biggest challenge to success for California's American Indian youth. A new media project tries to help.
People who've studied dance or theater in college must earn credentials in PE or English to teach their preferred subject in California public schools.
Some Cal State trustees say an automatic student tuition increase would help students plan their budgets during their college careers.
New L.A. Unified Superintendent Michelle King visited 12 campuses during her first two weeks on the job. She heard substantive issues during some visits.
In an interview with KPCC, the new L.A. schools leader pledged to work toward 100 percent graduation, balance the budget and combat a "waning of the public trust."
Myrna Castrejón will lead Great Public Schools Now, which launched in November by the backers of a plan to rapidly promote the growth of charter schools in L.A.
New L.A. Unified superintendent Michelle King will earn a $350,000 salary. Her 29-month contract renews automatically if the board doesn't terminate it.
King, 54, has served as the district's chief deputy superintendent since October 2014. She has worked in the district since 1984.
LAUSD's facilities, food service, transportation, and other divisions have worked the last three weeks to relocate students from two Porter Ranch schools.
One South L.A. teacher said LAUSD required her fifth graders to take more than two dozen tests so far this year. But the district says they're not asking too much.