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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
All former Corinthian Colleges students should be forgiven their student loans because of the company's deceptive practices, a Legal Aid Foundation attorney says.
Replacing a natural grass field with artificial turf can cost up to $5 million, while reconditioning an existing grass field yearly can cost about $250,000.
California schools win state water board grants to build water-saving projects and teach conservation. Los Angeles Unified will get $5 million.
Authors of a study from the nonprofit The Campaign for College Opportunity say the ban should be overturned to help improve college attainment rates for African-Americans.
Shahryar Khazei steps in to head Los Angeles Unified's information technology office and continue work to fix the district's troubled student data system.
Mattel funded university researchers to create math and science lessons for fourth-graders using Hot Wheels cars. Critics say the partnership crosses the line.
The California State University plans to push for more state funds than that provided in the governor's budget plan so it can expand enrollment by 10,000 students.
Violence, abuse and other trauma creates an impairment in students, public interest lawyers say in a suit filed Monday. They want schools to address the issue.
Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan revision provided what many expected: a windfall for education. But not everyone is pleased with the results.
Attorney General Kamala Harris told California colleges and universities to collaborate with local police in addressing student complaints of sexual assault.
Gov. Brown's revised budget is due Thursday, and beneficiaries of an expected revenue windfall — schools and community colleges — know how they want to spend it.
The Downey Unified School District has taken an approach to math classes under Common Core that has students talking and teaching.
Legal Aid warns former students of Corinthian Colleges against enrolling in another for-profit campus without understanding the impact on their student debt.
A policy aimed at getting Los Angeles Unified students prepared for college threatens to derail graduation for students unless a solution is found.
Campaign for College Opportunity says Latinos are less likely to hold college degrees than other racial/ethnic groups, trailing in college readiness, enrollment and degree completion rates.