Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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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

ACLU says Web filter may violate student rights at Southland high school

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said Tuesday that a Southland school district is potentially violating students’ constitutional rights by blocking access to informational gay and lesbian Web sites.

LA cultural activist claims Salvadoran consul is trying to silence his criticism

A quarrel between a Los Angeles cultural activist and El Salvador’s representative in L.A. is revealing local Salvadoran Americans’ displeasure over the way their native country’s new administration treats its citizens abroad.

Los Angeles policymakers seek to get more students to safely walk to school

Fewer kids are walking to school these days because of safety concerns. There's a movement afoot to change that trend.

LAUSD, teachers union reach tentative agreement

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Friday it has reached a tentative agreement with its largest union, which could save about 3,400 jobs and maintain class sizes in elementary schools at their current levels.

New study is critical of state school funding deregulation

A new study released on Thursday criticizes the way California deregulated portions of public school funding several years ago.

Former teacher Bennett Kayser declared winner of L.A. Unified seat

It was close race, but yesterday the L.A. City Clerk finished the tally for the L.A. Unified Board of Education District 5 runoff election, and Bennet Kayser came out on top.

New study critical of California public school funding deregulation

A new study out today is critical of the way California deregulated portions of public school funding several years ago.

'Parent Trigger' group to open charter school near beleaguered Compton campus

After months of contention, a charter school will open within the boundaries of the Compton Unified School District. Advocates of the new “Parent Trigger” law are behind the new school.

Judge rules tentatively for Compton Unified in Parent Trigger case

An L.A. Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled against supporters of a new law that lets parents radically overhaul a low performing school.

UTLA challenging district layoffs and teacher evaluation reform

During a rally Tuesday afternoon, L.A. Unified’s teachers union plans to challenge the school district to rescind more than 5,000 layoff notices it’s sent to union members.

LA Unified School Board race too close to call

Tuesday's L.A. Unified School Board runoff election is too close to call.

Pico Rivera lottery winners donate to El Rancho High School

A Pico Rivera couple that won a $266 million lottery last year announced Tuesday they’re giving some of that money to college-bound students in that community.

Governor spares some public education in May updated budget plan

Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal is good news for some education sectors in the state, not so good for others.

Kayser, Sanchez vie for LA Unified board seat

Voters in Huntington Park, Bell, East L.A., Eagle Rock and Los Feliz go to the polls Tuesday to elect a member of the L.A. Unified Board of Education. Based on the company each candidate keeps, there’s a lot separating the two.

Allegations of ethics violations in hotly contested LAUSD runoff spark feud

A heated runoff election for a seat on the LA Unified Board of Education now includes accusations of ethics violations. Candidate Luis Sanchez has filed a complaint to the City of Los Angeles Ethics Commission alleging opponent Bennett Kayser violated strict rules that prohibit communication between a political candidate and independent expenditure committees.