In the wake of the state's budget crises, school around California have lost funding. The Antelope Valley Union High School District has lost a reported $20 million. Making up that gap is no small feat for the administrators and employees in the district.
Evans Community Adult School is getting pinched. The down economy is sending more applicants in the door for basic education and skills training at the same time budget cuts have left the school with less resources than ever.
At UCLA, budget cuts are creating challenges for students and administrators. The University's provost - essentially the COO of the school - explains how UCLA plans to maintain academic standards while learning to do more with less.
One could easily mistake the maintenance yard of Capistrano Unified for a yellow school bus graveyard. It's populated by a defunct fleet of coaches that once carried thousands of kids to school on the district's 62 bus routes.
A band of young, highly talented journalists take on the one question that keeps too many Californians awake at night:
What happened to my California dream?
SoCal Connected joins with USC's News21 project to present a months-long investigation into the dream. How did it wither away? Is it gone forever, or can we bring back the glimmer that made us the Golden State?
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