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 iPad settlement now coming out of Pearson’s pocket

The $6.4 million settlement over Los Angeles Unified's botched iPad software is now coming from Pearson, not Apple and Lenovo as had been previously announced.

LAUSD teacher fired by school board, his attorneys fire back

Teacher Rafe Esquith won nationally recognition for his work with the Hobart Shakespeareans, a musical and theater production company made up of students in his classroom.

LAUSD board rejects public forums with superintendent finalists

Los Angeles Unified's school board voted against public forums with superintendent candidates, but plans 100 focus groups.

Report: State may be short 1M college graduates by 2030

With baby boomers retiring in the next 15 years and California's colleges and universities failing to produce graduates fast enough, the state faces a "workplace skills gap," a think tank projects.

Superintendent search: How much is too much public input?

Earlier this year Boston schools live-streamed public interviews with their four superintendent finalists. Will L.A. follow Boston's lead?

LAUSD rehires lawyer after remarks in sex abuse case

A lawyer who defended Los Angeles Unified in a civil lawsuit had angered some with his remarks about a student who had sex with her teacher.

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.