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 board rejects committee to vet superintendent candidates

A proposal pushed by Los Angeles community groups for a committee to interview LAUSD superintendent applicants was voted down.

Q&A: Inside the search for the next LAUSD superintendent

The man who heads the hunt for the next L.A. Unified superintendent says the size of the 650,000-student school district and its high-profile search are adding to the challenge of finding a new leader.

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.