Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Correspondent

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
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Adolfo reports on K-12 education and higher education for Southern California Public Radio.

He’s been a reporter at SCPR since 2000 and in that time has covered many different types of stories including elections, transportation, fires, and the arts. His most memorable stories are the on-site reports at the 2007 May Day Melee protests at L.A.’s MacArthur Park, a fatal apartment collapse that shed light on L.A.'s dearth of housing inspectors, University of California students coping with hunger, South Gate overcoming political corruption, the 25th anniversary of L.A.’s seminal 1977 punk rock scene, social work interns helping students from military families cope, political dirty tricks funded by public funds in the Inglewood Unified School District, a profile of prominent L.A. poet Wanda Coleman, and a feature about Adolfo’s name appearing on the TV show "The Simpsons".

Adolfo's awards include the 2006 L.A. Press Club’s Radio Journalist of the Year and a regional Edward R. Murrow honor.

2016 is Adolfo’s 20th year in public radio news. He was hired in 1996 by KPBS-FM in San Diego as a producer for the daily news talk show These Days. He lives in Long Beach with his wife and kids.


Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

$30 million awarded for school water conservation projects

California schools win state water board grants to build water-saving projects and teach conservation. Los Angeles Unified will get $5 million.

End California's ban on race-based university admissions, nonprofit says

Authors of a study from the nonprofit The Campaign for College Opportunity say the ban should be overturned to help improve college attainment rates for African-Americans.

Hot Wheels school lessons draw raves and criticism

Mattel funded university researchers to create math and science lessons for fourth-graders using Hot Wheels cars. Critics say the partnership crosses the line.

LAUSD selects deputy to head technology office

Shahryar Khazei steps in to head Los Angeles Unified's information technology office and continue work to fix the district's troubled student data system.

Cal State: $59M more needed to increase enrollment

The California State University plans to push for more state funds than that provided in the governor's budget plan so it can expand enrollment by 10,000 students.

Attorneys sue Compton Unified to address student trauma

Violence, abuse and other trauma creates an impairment in students, public interest lawyers say in a suit filed Monday. They want schools to address the issue.

California education groups mostly happy with budget plan

Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan revision provided what many expected: a windfall for education. But not everyone is pleased with the results.

AG to California colleges: work with police on assault cases

Attorney General Kamala Harris told California colleges and universities to collaborate with local police in addressing student complaints of sexual assault.

California budget: How teachers, community colleges will use extra state funds

Gov. Brown's revised budget is due Thursday, and beneficiaries of an expected revenue windfall — schools and community colleges — know how they want to spend it.

Students help teach as district tackles Common Core math

The Downey Unified School District has taken an approach to math classes under Common Core that has students talking and teaching.

Ex-Corinthian students discouraged from for-profit colleges

Legal Aid warns former students of Corinthian Colleges against enrolling in another for-profit campus without understanding the impact on their student debt.

LAUSD board seeking fix for college prep requirements

A policy aimed at getting Los Angeles Unified students prepared for college threatens to derail graduation for students unless a solution is found.

Report: Latinos need support to increase UC admissions

Campaign for College Opportunity says Latinos are less likely to hold college degrees than other racial/ethnic groups, trailing in college readiness, enrollment and degree completion rates.

Jury sides against CSU students in $80M fee case

California State University system argued it should not have to reimburse millions of dollars to students who paid additional fees in 2009.

State graduation rates show 'unacceptable' gaps

Data show California's African-American and Latino students continue to graduate high school at rates lower than that of their white and Asian classmates.