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
First study of L.A. Unified pilot using Academic Growth over Time to measure teacher effectiveness gets good grade. But district won't be rolling it out.
LA Unified's superintendent wants to put to a board vote the future of a student breakfast program that doesn't cost the district a dime and helps low-income children.
The donation from Mayor Michael Bloomberg landed with a loud thump on the doorstep of next month’s L.A. Unified school board election.
Prosecution is spotty for a law aimed at curbing student truancy by holding parents responsible – to the point of facing jail time – for students who constantly miss class.
A suit by the ACLU alleges that tens of thousands of English learner students languish in public school classrooms without the help schools are mandated to provide.
Incident involved a teacher and third grade students. The breach could invalidate API scores for the school and Burbank Unified.
The truancy crackdown is part of a multi-agency gang effort that warns parents first to get their kids back in school - with arrests if there's no change.
L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has a $100 million goal for its endowment. New gifts are from former and current trustees.
Sal Castro, the Lincoln High School social studies teacher who inspired students to stage mass walkouts from classes to demand better school in 1968, died in his Silver Lake home Monday.
LA Unified teachers overwhelmingly expressed disappointment with the district's leader. Union president says "the educational program is not on the right track."
California education officials announced Tuesday that despite years of budget cuts to schools, the state’s high school graduation rate inched up again last year.
While suspension rates for Asian and white students remained largely unchanged from 1973-2010, the rates for African-American and Latino students doubled.
Founders of a San Fernando Valley charter school have been convicted of multiple counts of embezzling public funds and filing filing false tax returns
A TEDx conference at Loyola Marymount University on Saturday seeks to turn the traditional education conference on its head.
Students and faculty at Pasadena City College accuse the administration of suspending college newspaper advisor for covering growing tensions over class cancelations.