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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
Schools lose money when students are habitually absent. L.A. County officials are shining the spotlight on several school districts' successful anti-truancy efforts.
California public schools educators are grappling with a big question: will schools have to administer state standardized tests or not?
Cal State Fullerton, Saddleback College, and Irvine Valley College to streamline admissions for nearly automatic admission for community college students.
Youth rarely forget hurtful words uttered by adults they admire and respect. An art exhibit tackles the subject through screen prints by teens.
Former Green Dot Charter Schools president Marshall Tuck has announced he'll run for the highest education post in California: Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Mayor Garcetti has picked an education deputy. In an odd arrangement, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana was hired by the school district to work for Garcetti.
California’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that nurses aren't the only school employees allowed to administer insulin to diabetic kids at public schools.
Thanks to an influx of state funds, students will return to schools with staffs largely intact. And gone is the protracted preparation for standardized tests.
Students from second to eleventh grades take the STAR, multiple choice tests. Teachers say it promotes rote memorization. New test and learning standards are coming.
An SAT test prep center in L.A.’s Koreatown runs a popular SAT summer boot camp for kids determined to get into their dream school. But is it worth the money?
Over the next week, L.A. Unified will give 1,500 teachers a few days of training on using new iPad applications in the classroom.
An L.A. Councilman is proposing more barriers at the points-of-entry on the Venice boardwalk after a man drove his vehicle into the area Saturday, killing one person.
The discussions included LAPD officers, the US Attorney for California's Central District, LA County’s Sheriff, an LA County Supervisor, senior citizens, and others.
University of California released its top salaries: $2,234,000 for a UCLA basketball coach; $2,232,000 for a world-famous UCLA transplant surgeon.
"I don't think Jeffrey should be demonized. He did what he does. The real problem was the vision of the board."