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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
Michele Serros approached her work with irreverence, said her friends. Her insights on growing up as a Southern California Chicana had broad appeal.
As the debate continues over proposed tuition increases for University of California system students versus more state funding, the players lay out their arguments.
Graduates of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute leadership program work in the Obama administration as well as in other federal offices.
Opponents collected enough signatures to mandate a vote among faculty on a requirement for a diversity class for undergraduates.
The FCC voted for more funding to speed up Internet connections for schools, but consumers may see their phone fees increase by $2 per year as a result.
King Drew Medical Magnet High School was supposed to be one of 27 campuses getting iPads for all students as part of LAUSD's phased tablet rollout.
A federal grand jury will meet Friday to investigate whether criminal laws were violated in connection with the district's iPad program.
Fewer El Monte students with ties to Mexico are traveling to that country during the holidays as violence makes headlines and families worry about their safety.
Some public school teachers say they're encouraging parents to spend unstructured time talking to children during the holidays instead of sending worksheets home.
UC tuition would rise to $12,804 yearly next fall or $612 more than this year. The planned increases would increase tuition to $15,564 by 2019.
Parents told public interest lawyers that some publicly funded charter schools told them to pay if they couldn't fulfill their volunteer hours.
Inglewood Unified schools trustee Don Brann justified his $135,000 security detail by saying he didn’t feel safe in the city. One teacher asks, “What have we done to make you scared of us?”
The Long Beach and Los Angeles school districts are a picture of contrasts in their approaches to teacher performance and teacher tenure.
The California State University board of trustees approved a $269 million budget request and heard students comments on so-called success fees.
School districts in Burbank, Garden Grove and Los Angeles offer retail merchandising for high school students who work unpaid in large stores.