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

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.

How students can stave off winter learning loss

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 hike would hurt students, protesters say

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.

Charters' volunteer requirements prevent enrollments, report says

Parents told public interest lawyers that some publicly funded charter schools told them to pay if they couldn't fulfill their volunteer hours.

Inglewood teachers lash out at schools chief for remarks

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?”

Long Beach school district prefers teacher collaboration

The Long Beach and Los Angeles school districts are a picture of contrasts in their approaches to teacher performance and teacher tenure.

CSU trustees approve budget plan, weigh student fees

The California State University board of trustees approved a $269 million budget request and heard students comments on so-called success fees.

Unpaid retail jobs for LA high school credits draw criticism

School districts in Burbank, Garden Grove and Los Angeles offer retail merchandising for high school students who work unpaid in large stores.

Parents want LA schools magnet application improved

The California Department of Education says Los Angeles Unified's magnet school enrollment ballooned in recent years.

CSU hires systemwide sexual harassment compliance officer

Two CSU campuses didn't do enough to post sexual assault policies or train employees, according to a June 2014 legislative audit.

Top LA school officials ignored red flags in flawed data system

Latest problem with L.A. Unified's data system delays elementary school report cards for a week, impacting parent-teacher conferences.