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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
In less than two years the Learning Works charter school in Pasadena has helped many chronic dropouts and minors on probation to finish their studies and earn high school diplomas.
The holiday season is the most important time of the year for toy manufacturers and retailers. It's also when some local college students aiming for careers in the toy industry finish their studies.
Within months, the Los Angeles Unified School District is set to green-light petitions from outside groups — including charter school operators — to run newly-built campuses. The school district’s teachers union announced today it’s suing to stop that process.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has gone outside of California to pick a new advisor on education issues.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is making strides to improve its ledger and strengthen its administration. The Los Angeles museum announced today it’s added three trustees to its board, including a jet-setting Ukrainian industrialist.
Ineffective teachers are in the crosshairs of L.A. Unified schools superintendent Ramon Cortines. Cortines announced today administrators will do more to weed out incompetent beginning teachers before they gain tenure.
A new exhibit at the Luckman Art Gallery at Cal State Los Angeles delves into the social, political and historical aspects of food.
Teachers and students of Fremont High School in South Los Angeles protested over plans by L.A. Unified's superintendent to take over the chronically low-performing campus next year and force every employee to reapply for their jobs.
Many teachers in public high schools aren’t getting the preparation and support they need to carry out school district-mandated reforms, according to a study commissioned by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning.
Jews around the world celebrate the festival of Hanukkah for eight nights, beginning tonight. Some Southland Jewish institutions take the economy into account during their observances.
Some Southland telephone workers who answer and help maintain emergency and information call services will join the ranks of the unemployed this month. The labor union that represents them staged a large protest rally today outside their building in Long Beach.
Administrators at one of Orange County’s largest school districts are set to vote tonight at 7 p.m. on significant budget cuts to their district.
Student leaders at public universities aren’t only debating fee hikes and class cuts. A Cal State Long Beach student senator wants an image of a hero of the Cuban revolution removed from a mural in the campus humanities building.
The economy’s depleting pantries in many households. In two reports released today, nutrition advocates say that’s one of the reasons more public school parents should sign up their children for free breakfast programs.
Public school districts in California must submit preliminary budgets to county education officials next week. Administrators at the Los Angeles Unified School District are set to vote on a budget plan tomorrow with significant cuts.