Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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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

Revised Math Program Reduces Failure Rate At Cal State

First-year students used to be dropped from the rolls for failing remedial math, but a new program allows students who don't pass math to try again.

For-Profit Colleges Close All The Time In California, But You Usually Only Hear About The Scandals

Here's the story of a small, independent, immigrant-owned business with deep roots in Los Angeles that was praised by students but couldn't keep up with changing market forces.

Shutdown Of For-Profit College Limits Options For Students

People enrolled at A-Technical College, a for-profit school in Huntington Park, say the school been essential to their education.

Native American Enrollment In Community College Has Dropped 60% In 20 Years. Here's Why

Native American higher education advocates say that regardless of the reasons, the data highlight a big problem: California's Native American population is large and growing and the state's largest college system is not doing enough to support and recruit Native students.

Native American Enrollment In Community Colleges Drops 60%

The chancellor's office pins the drop on a decade-old statistical change that shifted many multi-ethnic Native Americans to other racial and ethnic categories.

CSU Plans Forum On Math Admissions Requirement

Trustees want to hold a three-and-a-half hour public discussion on Aug. 29 on a proposal to add a fourth year of math to admission requirements.

Huntington Park For-Profit College Will Shut Next Month

Enrollment at A-Technical College in Huntington Park has dropped by 50 percent, to about 80 students. The school will shut down on Aug. 15.

City of Fullerton Wants To Tap Into Cal State Surplus

The mayor is seeking accelerated repayment of a $7 million bond issued 30 years ago to build athletic fields at Cal State Fullerton.

USC Has A New President. Here's What She Has To Deal With

Carol Folt's decades of experience as a researcher and the challenges she faced as a college administrator could shed light on what she plans to do during her first weeks on the job.

New President Takes Over At Scandal-Ridden USC

Carol Folt navigated controversies at the University of North Carolina. She'll need that experience as she settles in as leader of LA's troubled university.

Former USC Gynecologist Arrested For Sexual Abuse

George Tyndall has been accused of assaulting hundreds of women during medical appointments over decades. He was charged with 29 felony counts.

Cal State Disputes Charge It Hid $1.5 Billion Surplus

Chancellor Tim White said the surplus is a rainy day fund thatA had been made public dozens of times before a state audit released this week.

Native American Students Struggle to Access Higher Education

Only 1,100 of the 280,000 students in the University of California system are Native American. With few role models, it's an uphill climb to obtain a degree.

Students Push Art Center for Solutions on Homelessness

Some students struggling to balance tuition of $21,000 per semester with the high costs of housing in the region have few alternatives.

Cal State Wants 4 Years of High School Math for Admission

Three years of high school math are required for entry now. A proposal would require a fourth year of either math or a class like economics or computer science.