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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
Sacramento created the Associate Degree for Transfer program seven years ago to help fix a broken college transfer process. The numbers show it's working.
Students tested drinking fountain water at Cal State Long Beach and found lead. A university follow up confirmed the findings and turned them off.
After a challenge from a Republican student group, UCLA administrators say they won't charge students a fee to host controversial speaker Ben Shapiro.
Jeff Sessions supports a Pierce College student who says he was stopped from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution in Spanish.
Faculty leaders at Cal State Northridge say changes ordered over the summer for all 23 CSU campuses are hasty and may do students more harm than good. The orders eliminated non-credit remedial classes and some general education requirements like intermediate algebra.
Without a campus shuttle, are disabled college students blocked from an adequate education? That'll be the central question in a federal trial set for Tuesday.
Cal State Long Beach says the number of visas denied to international students it had accepted was three times greater this year.
The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.
A first of it's kind study asks whether community college courses offered in high schools help students earn college degrees.
L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez had many public school business dealings when he allegedly laundered campaign funds while running for office.
California schools appear to be keeping stronger sexual assault investigation policies as the federal government changes what it recommends colleges do.
Los Angeles Unified School Board President Ref Rodriguez and his cousin were charged Wednesday by the L.A. District Attorney's office for allegedly reimbursing almost $25,000 in campaign donations back to donors.
Advocates say the long transfer times at community college make it a more expensive for students aiming for a four-year university.
Community colleges are pushing "promise" programs, partnerships with high schools, and marketing to help turn around a student enrollment drop.
California schools are stepping up their legal and counseling teams in the wake of the decision to end Obama-era protections for young immigrants who lack documentation.