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

LAUSD data highlights classes with large enrollments

LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines directs administrators to keep classes with enrollments as large as 45-plus students in check.

Displaced Huntington Beach students return to campus

The learning routine of about 1,600 students has been in upheaval as they've been displaced from their Huntington Beach schools during asbestos cleanup.

Teacher jobs, once sparse, poised for comeback

California educators expect more teachers will become credentialed as school districts ramp up their hiring after years of layoffs and few openings.

Tuition plan gets a push from Biden, shrug from some

Vice President Joe Biden promoted the administration's free community college tuition plan, but it's California's cost of living that's the real problem, he's told.

Should CA follow AZ’s lead and make civics test a graduation requirement?

After success in Arizona, civics education advocates are looking to push through a requirement in California that public school students pass an exam based on one given for U.S. citizenship.

8 SoCal community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees

Community college campuses received approval to offer four-year bachelor's degrees in industrial automation, dental hygiene and other in-demand fields.

Group targets California for student civics test requirement

Some educators support a civics test to graduate from California high schools, but others say students already take too many tests.

Should California postpone using new student test scores?

Results from new statewide standardized tests will likely be low. But that's fine, some say, because any results will begin to measure progress.

Duncan calls for revamp of 'No Child Left Behind' but backs testing

U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan's call for a revision of No Child Left Behind also included a renewal of the administration's support for annual testing.

Feds issue warning about English learner education

An ongoing lawsuit alleges California officials did little to oversee school districts teaching English learners, leading to 20,000 falling through the cracks.

Remembering - and listening to - the distinct voice of Michele Serros

KPCC reporter and poet Adolfo Guzman-Lopez on the ground-breaking writer Michele Serros.

Michele Serros, Chicana novelist and poet, remembered

Chicana novelist and poet Michele Serros died from cancer over the weekend at the age of 48. She was known for her irreverent observations and humor.

Novelist, poet Michele Serros dead at age 48

Michele Serros approached her work with irreverence, said her friends. Her insights on growing up as a Southern California Chicana had broad appeal.

UC tuition increases: Where would the money go?

As the debate continues over proposed tuition increases for University of California system students versus more state funding, the players lay out their arguments.

CSU Fullerton president joins key D.C. group board

Graduates of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute leadership program work in the Obama administration as well as in other federal offices.