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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
Former San Jose school superintendent Vincent Matthews is the fourth person in three years appointed as head of the Inglewood Unified School District.
The first in a series of forums to gather public comment on the next superintendent draws a small, but opinionated audience.
The $6.4 million settlement over Los Angeles Unified's botched iPad software is now coming from Pearson, not Apple and Lenovo as had been previously announced.
Teacher Rafe Esquith won nationally recognition for his work with the Hobart Shakespeareans, a musical and theater production company made up of students in his classroom.
Los Angeles Unified's school board voted against public forums with superintendent candidates, but plans 100 focus groups.
With baby boomers retiring in the next 15 years and California's colleges and universities failing to produce graduates fast enough, the state faces a "workplace skills gap," a think tank projects.
Earlier this year Boston schools live-streamed public interviews with their four superintendent finalists. Will L.A. follow Boston's lead?
A lawyer who defended Los Angeles Unified in a civil lawsuit had angered some with his remarks about a student who had sex with her teacher.
Los Angeles Unified is organizing 14 public events to gather public comment on the selection of a new superintendent.
In California, students graduate with an average of about $20,000 in student debt. Read on for ways to keep college debt in check.
College graduates with federal student loans can apply to a repayment program that can lead to debt forgiveness after 10 to 20 years of payments.
Allowing a student to select his or her favorite college without considering the costs can land families in major financial trouble, experts say.
The settlement, subject to Los Angeles Unified school board approval, would resolve numerous issues with the software on tablets purchased by Apple and Lenovo.
Eli Broad's draft plan would create 260 new charter campuses in the next eight years. Los Angeles Unified school board president warns of the consequences for the district.
L.A. fans of the late Rodrigo Gonzalez call him the Mexican Bob Dylan. He died in the 1985 Mexico City earthquake that left more than 10,000 dead.