Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter

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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is an education reporter for KPCC. He's been a reporter at the station since 2000.

After college, in the mid-1990s, Guzman-Lopez began reporting freelance arts and culture stories, mostly about the red-hot rock en español scene, to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and the Tijuana newspaper La Tarde. He got his first public radio job at KPBS-FM in San Diego in 1996 as a news talk show producer. He freelanced radio features to Latino USA, Marketplace and other national shows. At KPBS he hosted and produced a daily, Gen-X arts and culture show called "The Lounge" which featured in-studio performances by Howard Jones and Sean Lennon with the band Cibo Matto.

Guzman-Lopez's reporting at KPCC has included the South Gate city hall corruption scandal; the L.A. mayoral campaigns of James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa; the SB1070 protests in Phoenix, the 2007 May Day melee; and coverage of L.A. Unified Superintendents Roy Romer, David Brewer, Ramon Cortines, and John Deasy.

Guzman-Lopez was born in Mexico City and grew up in Tijuana and San Diego.He now lives in Long Beach with his wife and two kids and is always open to hear traffic tips for the 110, 710, or the 5 freeways to downtown L.A.

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Report: State may be short 1M college graduates by 2030

With baby boomers retiring in the next 15 years and California's colleges and universities failing to produce graduates fast enough, the state faces a "workplace skills gap," a think tank projects.

Superintendent search: How much is too much public input?

Earlier this year Boston schools live-streamed public interviews with their four superintendent finalists. Will L.A. follow Boston's lead?

LAUSD rehires lawyer after remarks in sex abuse case

A lawyer who defended Los Angeles Unified in a civil lawsuit had angered some with his remarks about a student who had sex with her teacher.

LAUSD seeks public input in superintendent search

Los Angeles Unified is organizing 14 public events to gather public comment on the selection of a new superintendent.

11 tips to help keep your college loan debt in check

In California, students graduate with an average of about $20,000 in student debt. Read on for ways to keep college debt in check.

Got student debt? Income-based repayment plans could make a big difference

College graduates with federal student loans can apply to a repayment program that can lead to debt forgiveness after 10 to 20 years of payments.

When choosing a school, experts say consider costs carefully

Allowing a student to select his or her favorite college without considering the costs can land families in major financial trouble, experts say.

$6.4 million settlement proposed with Apple, Lenovo for faulty LAUSD iPad software

The settlement, subject to Los Angeles Unified school board approval, would resolve numerous issues with the software on tablets purchased by Apple and Lenovo.

Philanthropist's proposal would open 130,000 charter school seats in LA

Eli Broad's draft plan would create 260 new charter campuses in the next eight years. Los Angeles Unified school board president warns of the consequences for the district.

Death in 1985 Mexico quake brings together L.A. residents

L.A. fans of the late Rodrigo Gonzalez call him the Mexican Bob Dylan. He died in the 1985 Mexico City earthquake that left more than 10,000 dead.

As charter schools make top 10 test score list, what parents should consider

Los Angeles charter schools scored among the highest in the latest standardized tests, but one expert said test results aren't all that parents should consider in choosing schools.

Test scores show achievement gap, even in high-performing schools

Educators search for solutions as latest scores reflect continuing divide between white and Asian students on one end and black and Latino students on the other.

Hiring spree on at California community colleges

The new state budget includes $62 million for all 112 California community colleges to hire new, full-time faculty. Colleges want new hires for fall 2016.

Common Core test scores show more learning needed

The results of the newest standardized tests signal trouble in the teaching and learning of Common Core concepts, particularly in math.

More indicted in $50 million schools drug rehab case

All of the defendants worked at Long Beach-based Atlantic Health Services (formerly Atlantic Recovery Services or ARS). In many cases, services were not provided or were provided to students without substance abuse problems, prosecutors say.