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
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.
California's Department of Education says Kent Taylor, the man it appointed to turn around the financially troubled Inglewood Unified, has resigned.
Legal group settles lawsuit after L.A. County Sheriff turns over copies of its investigative files in the 1970 killing of L.A. Times columnist Ruben Salazar.
United Teachers Los Angeles on Wednesday endorsed nine candidates for three L.A. Unified school board seats up for the primary election in March.
Pasadena Unified suspended a top school construction official and terminated contracts as it looks into allegations of timecard "discrepancies"
A Long Beach charter school is set to open next year with the mission to teach “intellectual virtues,” a concept with roots in classical Greek philosophy.
California's Open Enrollment Act allows students a way out of the worst schools in the state. The law allows parents to enroll their child in a higher performing school.
L.A. Unified cut the ribbon Thursday on the latest of 15 on-campus clinics that’ll offer dental, mental, and sexual health services to the school’s students and neighbors.
Educators at a private meeting Tuesday sounded off on an expected proposal to increase state funding to disadvantaged school districts.
The head of ICEF Public Schools, Parker Hudnut, described cost cutting and large philanthropic help as part of a two year effort that’s led the 14 campus charter school company on a financial turnaround.
It’s the end of an era. Steve Barr, the founder of the 10,000 student Green Dot charter schools organization, resigned last week from the group’s board of directors
A photo exhibit in Santa Ana documents two decades of a major music movement variously known as Rock en Español, Latin rock, and Latin alternative.
Two years after it almost closed 14 Los Angeles-area schools, ICEF Public Schools says it’s now on a stable financial footing.
A $2.4 million dollar grant will help Cal State LA graduate more nurses. About $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded to nursing students who successfully apply.