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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
California State University system argued it should not have to reimburse millions of dollars to students who paid additional fees in 2009.
Data show California's African-American and Latino students continue to graduate high school at rates lower than that of their white and Asian classmates.
College officials — and the California Department of Consumer Affairs — have scheduled meetings with students beginning Tuesday after the campuses were closed.
The Cruz v. California lawsuit alleges state education officials allow practices at public schools that deny students of significant amounts of learning time.
Mission Viejo is the latest community to debate whether parking should be banned on public streets around public high schools for those other than residents.
A new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California indicates parents feel ill-informed about the new standardized tests underway in public schools.
The L.A. Unified board cleared the way for the teachers' agreement to go to union members for a vote, but officials estimate it will create a $559 million deficit.
The Los Angeles Unified board is set to meet in closed session to discuss a tentative teacher contract, although the total cost of the agreement remains undisclosed.
L.A. Unified's chief strategist has been picked for the Burbank Unified superintendent job despite being dogged by his connection to former LAUSD chief John Deasy and his tech projects.
Parents wonder if kids won't be able to add if they are just taught how to think about a problem under Common Core math. Officials say memorization isn't enough.
Food policy advocates want the state to require needy schools to offer a version of LAUSD's breakfast in the classroom program, despite teacher complaints.
California public schools can't require students to buy a cap and gown to participate in a graduation ceremony, but some districts are leaving students in the dark about their options.
In 2009, the California State University forced students to pay about $300 in additional fees after they'd already sent in their checks. A civil suit seeks a refund.
The Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach expects to spend up to $13 million to pay for costs related to asbestos clean up at three campuses.
Some colleges and universities partner with banks to issue bank cards that students can use as checking accounts and to receive and spend financial aid money.