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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
Students in ethnically and racially diverse schools do more to bridge differences. Researchers say that leads to fewer feelings of loneliness, insecurity.
The Cal State placement test, used to decide on remedial classes, could be a thing of the past. Now administrators could use other measures, like grades.
About 10 percent of youth have gambling problems while about four percent of adults have problems controlling their gambling.
Administrators at the L.A. Community College District say the current ad hoc system means food service and quality isn't what it needs to be.
California school officials have built an app to make California school data accessible on a mobile phone, though geo-location.
Too many qualified fall applicants mean the university can't afford to allow new students in the spring, hurting community college transfer students.
California funds 21 regional centers that treat people with developmental disabilities such as epilepsy and autism. Wide funding gaps exist.
The goal is to reintegrate former prisoners into society and to help remove the stigma that may come after prisoners have completed their incarceration.
Nearly 40 percent of institutions represented in a recent survey reported a drop in applications from international students.
English has borrowed more than a few words from the ancient language of the Aztecs, including avocado and coyote.
By training realtors about the progress of Pasadena public schools, administrators hope to attract families who may have been tempted to educate their kids elsewhere.
Nearly 25,000 incoming freshmen enrolled in California State University's remedial summer program in 2016. The program is called Early Start.
Most California community college students are placed in remedial education classes — but researchers say the way that decision is made is mostly inaccurate.
Taking the school bus involves planning and routines. New research suggests learning those skills in kindergarten can help schools reduce absences.
More and more schools are integrating the teaching of skills like perseverance and empathy in academic lessons such as math and English.