Failing students get college aid

Failing students lose federal college aid — but it takes a year or more. In California’s Central Valley, 25 percent of Pell Grant recipients fail to make “satisfactory academic progress.”

Also on Community College Spotlight: Low community college tuition  deters teen drinking, drug abuse and high-risk sex, according to a new study. Why? Teens who see college as affordable don’t want to risk the future, an economist speculates.