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

LA mayor says look to the past in search for next LAUSD superintendent

Mayor Eric Garcetti is among the civic leaders sharing opinions on what they'd like to see in the next Los Angeles Unified superintendent.

New Inglewood school leader takes over troubled district

Former San Jose school superintendent Vincent Matthews is the fourth person in three years appointed as head of the Inglewood Unified School District.

Low turnout for LAUSD's first public forum on superintendent search

The first in a series of forums to gather public comment on the next superintendent draws a small, but opinionated audience.

LAUSD iPad settlement now coming out of Pearson’s pocket

The $6.4 million settlement over Los Angeles Unified's botched iPad software is now coming from Pearson, not Apple and Lenovo as had been previously announced.

LAUSD teacher fired by school board, his attorneys fire back

Teacher Rafe Esquith won nationally recognition for his work with the Hobart Shakespeareans, a musical and theater production company made up of students in his classroom.

LAUSD board rejects public forums with superintendent finalists

Los Angeles Unified's school board voted against public forums with superintendent candidates, but plans 100 focus groups.

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.