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

Budget cuts trim LAUSD bus service

More than 50,000 L.A. Unified students will feel the effects this month of a $9 million cut to the school district’s transportation budget.

E-textbooks program launched at 5 Cal State campuses

Textbooks these days can bend college students’ backs — and break the bank. On a pilot basis, the California State University system has launched courses that will only use electronic textbooks.

Audit finds nearly $3 million fraud at San Fernando Valley charter school

L.A. Unified School District administrators say they’re taking steps to possibly revoke a charter school they approved several years ago after an audit uncovered fraud of nearly $3 million.

LAUSD audit finds $2.7M fraud at Canoga charter

Los Angeles Unified School District auditors accused administrators of a Canoga Park charter school of gross mismanagement and fraud that could total nearly $3 million.

California loses competition for Race to the Top education funding

For the second year in a row, California’s been left behind in a national competition for nearly three-and-a-half billion dollars in supplemental federal funding.

Billionaire Broad chooses downtown LA site for art museum

Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad announced today that he’ll build a $100 million museum to house his art collection on Grand Avenue. Broad’s statement ends speculation that he’d locate it in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills.

Agency votes on Eli Broad art museum

The Grand Avenue Authority, the Los Angeles city and county agency that monitors a multi-billion dollar redevelopment of Grand Avenue, is scheduled to meet this morning. The agenda includes a key vote on the construction of a museum for the vast contemporary art collection of Southern California billionaire Eli Broad.

Black Book Expo focuses on technology

Organizers of tomorrow's Los Angeles Black Book Expo seek to marry love of books with technology.

Union president stumps for early childhood education

The president of the one and a half million member American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, visited a Head Start program in Watts to highlight the importance of early childhood education.

Teachers union president criticizes LA Times 'value added' teacher analysis

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten spoke to teachers and administrators at the Kedren Head Start Center in Watts. She said the L.A. Times is wrong to release test score data from thousands of L.A. Unified teachers later this month in its "value added" analysis. Weingarten also called for lawmakers to stay away from early childhood education budgets.

New LA Unified schools open under Public School Choice initiative

Starting this week the curtain rises on one of the most significant reforms at the Los Angeles Unified School District in more than a decade. L.A. Unified’s handed the administration of dozens of new and low-performing schools to outside nonprofits and teacher groups that will try new plans to better educate kids.

Rio Hondo college partners with UC Irvine

Rio Hondo Community College in the East San Gabriel Valley today announced a partnership with an area school district and UC Irvine that seeks to get more students into the four-year university.

State English, math test scores inch up in STAR exams

Results out today from an annual batch of standardized tests indicate incremental improvement among public school students.

Autry National Center hires new president

The Autry Museum in L.A. has hired a new president.

Veterans mark WWII act of interfaith bravery

A group of veterans plans to gather at the Queen Mary in Long Beach tomorrow to commemorate an act of bravery during World War II.