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

For 1st time, Chinese top the list of foreign students in US universities

California remains a top destination for foreign students, with many choosing USC, UCLA and Stanford universities.

Cal State wants to increase budget for raises, enrollment

California State University is submitting a $4.6 billion budget request to Governor Brown. It's a $237 million increase from this year.

California could lose $3.5 billion federal education funds

California students will be taking in the spring either the math or English field for new learning standards. State officials want to work out problems this year.

Will California schools be ready for new test?

The new Common Core standardized tests are computerized. The state is surveying school districts to see if they'll be ready. But few are responding.

Napolitano: $5 million for UC undocumented students

New UC president - former head of US Homeland Security Janet Napolitano - offers olive branch to her most vocal critics to date, undocumented students.

LA school board votes to keep superintendent

The board gave Deasy a satisfactory approval – an annual condition of extending his contract. Board staff would not say how many voted in favor or how many against.

Costs put LA schools' greening projects on ice

Southern California schools have received grants from Prop. 84 to tear out asphalt and plant trees as part of urban renewal. But some projects are now on hold.

New UC President meets privately with UCLA students, faculty

Janet Napolitano sat down with UCLA faculty, students, and staff as part of her 10 campus listening tour. She started the job September 30.

New standardized test promises to curtail cheating

Tests will be taken on computer and the programs provide different questions to different students. Is this enough to prevent student — and teacher — cheating?

New UC President makes first trip to UCLA

Janet Napolitano arrives at UCLA Friday for two days of meetings and events. Students, faculty who had protested her selection still have questions.

Anaheim teens petition city hall for internships

Dozens of Anaheim teens are expected to delivered petitions to city leaders Tuesday calling for more public and private sector opportunities to learn work skills.

Schools: Latino achievement gap threatens state’s future

As a group, California Latinos scored 56 points below the statewide goal on the Academic Performance Index. Educators hope new Common Core standards will help.

Governor signs law ending 15-year-old standardized tests

California will instead pilot a new, computerized test as part of transition to Common Core. Federal officials have threatened to fine state over testing limits.

One million California students truant last year

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said more prosecutors need to get involved in student attendance boards and state needs to improve truancy data.

LA college offers first yoga masters degree in US

Loyola Marymount University begins masters degree in yoga studies. Students will learn comparative religion, Sanskrit, and the anatomy of yoga.