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 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.

Death in 1985 Mexico quake brings together L.A. residents

L.A. fans of the late Rodrigo Gonzalez call him the Mexican Bob Dylan. He died in the 1985 Mexico City earthquake that left more than 10,000 dead.

As charter schools make top 10 test score list, what parents should consider

Los Angeles charter schools scored among the highest in the latest standardized tests, but one expert said test results aren't all that parents should consider in choosing schools.

Test scores show achievement gap, even in high-performing schools

Educators search for solutions as latest scores reflect continuing divide between white and Asian students on one end and black and Latino students on the other.

Hiring spree on at California community colleges

The new state budget includes $62 million for all 112 California community colleges to hire new, full-time faculty. Colleges want new hires for fall 2016.

Common Core test scores show more learning needed

The results of the newest standardized tests signal trouble in the teaching and learning of Common Core concepts, particularly in math.

More indicted in $50 million schools drug rehab case

All of the defendants worked at Long Beach-based Atlantic Health Services (formerly Atlantic Recovery Services or ARS). In many cases, services were not provided or were provided to students without substance abuse problems, prosecutors say.

As California forest fires flare, fire academy graduates called in

Programs like the Wildland Fire Academy at Rio Hondo College teach skills sought by the U.S. Forest Service to fight fires.

Calif. students aren't all learning college readiness, study finds

California adopted Common Core learning standards in part to better prepare students for college. But a new study says some teachers aren't teaching college readiness.

State lawmakers approve fix to high school exit exam snafu

The state Senate approved a measure Monday that frees roughly 5,000 seniors who were stuck in graduation limbo after officials canceled the high school exam.