Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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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

8 SoCal community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees

Community college campuses received approval to offer four-year bachelor's degrees in industrial automation, dental hygiene and other in-demand fields.

Group targets California for student civics test requirement

Some educators support a civics test to graduate from California high schools, but others say students already take too many tests.

Should California postpone using new student test scores?

Results from new statewide standardized tests will likely be low. But that's fine, some say, because any results will begin to measure progress.

Duncan calls for revamp of 'No Child Left Behind' but backs testing

U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan's call for a revision of No Child Left Behind also included a renewal of the administration's support for annual testing.

Feds issue warning about English learner education

An ongoing lawsuit alleges California officials did little to oversee school districts teaching English learners, leading to 20,000 falling through the cracks.

Remembering - and listening to - the distinct voice of Michele Serros

KPCC reporter and poet Adolfo Guzman-Lopez on the ground-breaking writer Michele Serros.

Michele Serros, Chicana novelist and poet, remembered

Chicana novelist and poet Michele Serros died from cancer over the weekend at the age of 48. She was known for her irreverent observations and humor.

Novelist, poet Michele Serros dead at age 48

Michele Serros approached her work with irreverence, said her friends. Her insights on growing up as a Southern California Chicana had broad appeal.

UC tuition increases: Where would the money go?

As the debate continues over proposed tuition increases for University of California system students versus more state funding, the players lay out their arguments.

CSU Fullerton president joins key D.C. group board

Graduates of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute leadership program work in the Obama administration as well as in other federal offices.

UCLA professors force a vote on diversity class requirement

Opponents collected enough signatures to mandate a vote among faculty on a requirement for a diversity class for undergraduates.

FCC action to boost Internet speeds for California schools

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.

LAUSD students hope for iPads, but get disappointment

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.

LAUSD iPad program focus of grand jury probe

A federal grand jury will meet Friday to investigate whether criminal laws were violated in connection with the district's iPad program.

Immigrant families skip Mexico travel over fears of violence

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.