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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
Programs like the Wildland Fire Academy at Rio Hondo College teach skills sought by the U.S. Forest Service to fight fires.
California adopted Common Core learning standards in part to better prepare students for college. But a new study says some teachers aren't teaching college readiness.
The state Senate approved a measure Monday that frees roughly 5,000 seniors who were stuck in graduation limbo after officials canceled the high school exam.
Average student loan debt amount in California — about $20,000 — is much lower than in most other states, but the number of people graduating with debt is growing.
The Los Angeles Unified officials report no major problems as the student data system's handles first-day traffic.
As students return to class Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified district officials express confidence in the MiSiS data system that last year created havoc for many pupils.
Los Angeles Unified says investigators revealed serious allegations against well-known Los Angeles Unified teacher Rafe Esquith. His attorney said the district is acting like a criminal cartel.
Community churches worked with the California State University to run summer classes helping African American students get up to speed on the math classes required for college entry.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill, prompted by Miramonte lawsuits, that prevents release of the immigration status of children in civil suits where damages could be awarded.
The new movie "Straight Outta Compton" tells the story of how the group N.W.A. broke out, and way down the list of IMDb credits is Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller. But Heller was instrumental in N.W.A.'s success.
USC's MFA program graduated renowned artists, but the entire first-year class withdrew in May over a recent downsizing of the program.
Los Angeles Unified agreed to better train its staff and carry out other changes to address problems with its special education services.
Teachers feel professional development is the missing piece in their effort to begin mastering the new Common Core learning standards.
David Binkle, L.A. Unified's food services division head, stepped down after managing a $341 million budget and a division that serves half a million students daily.
For years, community colleges have allowed high school students to enroll but the rules favor high-achieving students. Administrators want to open the doors wider.