Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Correspondent
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
The Cruz v. California lawsuit alleges state education officials allow practices at public schools that deny students of significant amounts of learning time.
Mission Viejo is the latest community to debate whether parking should be banned on public streets around public high schools for those other than residents.
A new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California indicates parents feel ill-informed about the new standardized tests underway in public schools.
The L.A. Unified board cleared the way for the teachers' agreement to go to union members for a vote, but officials estimate it will create a $559 million deficit.
The Los Angeles Unified board is set to meet in closed session to discuss a tentative teacher contract, although the total cost of the agreement remains undisclosed.
L.A. Unified's chief strategist has been picked for the Burbank Unified superintendent job despite being dogged by his connection to former LAUSD chief John Deasy and his tech projects.
Parents wonder if kids won't be able to add if they are just taught how to think about a problem under Common Core math. Officials say memorization isn't enough.
Food policy advocates want the state to require needy schools to offer a version of LAUSD's breakfast in the classroom program, despite teacher complaints.
California public schools can't require students to buy a cap and gown to participate in a graduation ceremony, but some districts are leaving students in the dark about their options.
In 2009, the California State University forced students to pay about $300 in additional fees after they'd already sent in their checks. A civil suit seeks a refund.
The Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach expects to spend up to $13 million to pay for costs related to asbestos clean up at three campuses.
Some colleges and universities partner with banks to issue bank cards that students can use as checking accounts and to receive and spend financial aid money.
The Student Success Initiative holds community college students more accountable for completing their studies. Students have to pick a major their first year.
The latest graduation rates released by the U.S. Department of Education show that California is doing better than some states in selected measures but worse in others.
Researchers say that explaining how to do an assignment and why an assignment will help them helps disadvantaged and minority students stay in college and graduate.