Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Sr. Education Reporter
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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is KPCC's lead education reporter. 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
Cal State is the largest public university to offer online degree programs--but it's starting small
Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed nearly $3 billion in additional funds for all California K-12 schools next fiscal year.
No Child Left Behind sought to improve all student learning in math and English. More than a decade later, its goals are still far off
Federal officials deny California's request to be exempted from the most onerous requirements of the federal law.
Assemblyman wants to make it quicker and cheaper for students to earn college degrees in lucrative, job-rich industries.
Governor Brown says he wants to increase state funding for public schools with high proportions of low-income students to "balance" opportunities
The 147 high school age musicians in Banda El Salvador traveled four days by bus from their Central American homes to take part in today’s Rose Parade.
The president of California’s State Board of Education says the federal No Child Left Behind law is no longer credible or legitimate.
Dancers with the Westside Ballet have graced local stages for nearly 40 years. This year’s show went on despite the passing of the school’s founder.
There’s one important element to The Nutcracker you won’t find onstage, but is key to the ballet's production: parents who donate hundreds of hours.
Parents, teachers, and administrators in Costa Mesa joined the national debate: Are schools safe?
On the first school day back after Friday's Connecticut school shooting, Southland educators grapple with security policies
Local parents outside Aldama Elementary school struggle with how to tell their kids about the Connecticut shooting
California Competes, a group of business owners and elected officials, said professors are slowing the pace of reform at California’s 112 community colleges.
A teacher shortage more than six years ago prompted LA Unified to hire teachers from the Philippines. Now the shortage is over and that’s left some in a lurch.