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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
A Sacramento think tank says the state's three higher education branches need one statewide office to drive California's college agenda.
CSU student "success fees" as high as $630 are being charged on top of tuition and other fees. Opponents say it's a way to get around the current tuition freeze.
California school officials say they're ready for new standardized tests. Your kids won't have to sweat these: schools, students won't be graded.
The Vergara v. California trial seeks to strike down state teacher job protections including tenure after 18 months and seniority-based layoffs.
The consortium that's running the new Common Core testing in California and other states is postponing testing for a week to make sure computer systems work.
A team of USC researchers seeks to make the college application process easier for teenagers to learn by making a game out of it.
Union officials deny organizing the sick out, which disrupted Dominguez High Tuesday. After fearing more work stoppages, officials report no labor action Wednesday.
Temperatures reaching 88 degrees was the greatest obstacles to tens of thousands of runners at the L.A. Marathon on Sunday. About 1,000 sought medical attention.
About 25 students were injured Saturday night after the stage collapsed beneath them at a rally at Servite High School in Anaheim.
The California Democratic Party's annual convention in L.A. is tackling how to grow the party in the face of declining affiliation. Some protesters brought their own concerns.
California and federal education officials were in a standoff for months over the state's reduced testing this year - and plan to keep scores secret.
The $663,000 yearly compensation for the superintendent of the Centinela Valley high school district is under scrutiny. School officials say they were transparent.
The wealthy philanthropist, who has donated $800 million for education reform efforts, chose Washington veteran Bruce Reed to lead his foundation.
KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez crashes a rehearsal by El Haru Kuroi, an East L.A. band with musical roots in Mexico, South America, and Africa.
More than 40 percent of Cal State entering freshmen can't do college level math, English or both. They end up in remediation classes.