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

LA Unified budget includes nearly 3,000 layoffs

The Los Angeles Unified’s board of education yesterday approved a final budget for the next fiscal year. To close a large state funding gap the school district is projecting it’ll have to lay off nearly 3,000 employees before the fall to help close a large funding deficit.

Getty unveils classroom art exercises by acclaimed artists

The Getty unveiled a new online resource for teachers today that gathers classroom art exercises created by internationally-known visual artists.

Maywood activists oppose LAUSD eminent domain

Los Angeles Unified’s $20 billion school construction program is humming along, building schools in crowded areas. But a group of Maywood parents is trying to halt the district’s use of eminent domain in their neighborhood.

Long Beach teachers still face layoffs

Long Beach Unified is one of several Southland school districts that have yet to make final the list of teachers they plan to lay off to help close funding deficits.

Los Angeles Philharmonic's retired managing director Ernest Fleischmann dies

Retired Los Angeles Philharmonic general manager Ernest Fleischmann died in his L.A. home on Sunday. In a nearly three-decade career with the orchestra, Fleischmann raised the group’s regional and worldwide profile.

New study finds dip in California high school graduation rates

A new study by an East Coast-based education think tank has found a significant dip in California’s high school graduation rates.

Muslim student group at UC Irvine faces suspension

The Muslim Student Union at the University of California Irvine faces a one-year suspension from campus activities, four months after Muslim students disrupted a campus speech by Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

Carly Fiorina gives acceptance speech at Anaheim rally

Voters in the Republican primary yesterday selected former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to challenge incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer in the November general election for U.S. Senate.

Building boom at LA Community Colleges

Officials at West Los Angeles College in Culver City have scheduled a ceremonial groundbreaking this weekend for a new building. The effort is part of a multi-campus construction project fueled by $2.2 billion in voter-approved construction bonds.

Historic NBA rivalry brings Southern California fans from far and wide to Staples Center

The early birds are arriving at Staples Center for tonight's 5:30 NBA finals game between Los Angeles and Boston.

California to decide adoption of national school standards

After a year-long effort, the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers today released a set of recommended standards for math and English high school instruction. Now it's up to California and other states to decide whether to adopt the recommended benchmarks.

Loyola Marymount University selects interim president

An interim president takes over today at Loyola Marymount University.

Nearly 800,000 off on L.A. Unified's furlough day

The Los Angeles Unified School District shut down today as part of a budget-cutting agreement with district labor unions.

First furlough day for 680,000 L.A. Unified students

The parents and guardians of nearly 700,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students had to make alternate plans for their kids today. It’s the first unpaid day off for the staffs of most district schools.

Cal State Fullerton cuts three foreign language degrees

As a cost-cutting move the president of California State University Fullerton is eliminating the bachelors and masters degrees in German. He's also eliminating the masters degree in French.