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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 closer look at the L.A. mayor's plan to fund a second year of free community college tuition reveals mostly state funds at work, with some private fundraising.
UC Irvine has hired a high ranking administrator to help fix last year's problems that led the campus to withdrawn hundreds of admissions.
The opposition from faculty comes as Gov. Jerry Brown and other supporters of the college engage in a public campaign to frame the $120 million proposal as an urgent need.
High school college counselors say seniors make some of the same mistakes every year after receiving college acceptance letters.
California officials want to create a massive new online community college. The college would be marketed to adult learners. But would they do well?
When the University of California was founded in 1868, light bulbs and cars hadn't been invented. But its founders saw California's potential.
Rising numbers of applications to California State University campuses has led to many students being turned away. Cal State is trying to change that with two proposals unanimously approved by its board.
Whether it's due to fear of deportation or family estrangement, the refusal to fill out the FAFSA keeps some high school seniors from attending college.
A new study suggests teachers are more likely to respond to students with names that sound white and male than to those whose names imply other racial and ethnic identities.
Cal State is eliminating remedial classes this coming fall but the replacement courses may not be ready, according to some CSU faculty.
California financial aid officials hope their Race to Submit campaign motivates more high school seniors to apply for financial aid.
Foster youth earn college degrees at rates six times lower than average. Financial aid can be a game changer, but many don’t apply.
In 2008, college students spent $701 a year on textbooks, by one estimate. By 2017, that figure had dropped by more than $100.
There are thousands of job openings yearly for middle-skill jobs in entertainment and digital companies. Community colleges want to train more people to fill them.
A popular program designed to encourage students to enroll in college has been suspended because the classes are taught not by professors but by high school teachers who qualified as faculty.