Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter
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
Lawsuit alleges schools in Los Angeles, Compton assign students to “service classes” where they make copies or help school staff instead of learning.
California law now bans schools from charging for sports teams, high school graduation, summer school. Parents are still asked to contribute — but differently.
Isidro Medrano Garcia was charged Thursday with five felony counts after being arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl a decade ago and sexually assaulting her for years.
A woman who was 15 when she disappeared 10 years ago from her California home has contacted police and says she was held against her will for years.
California's massive English Learner services involves testing, monitoring student learning, and teacher professional development.
The Justice Department is looking into whether officials are providing proper services to 1.4 million students in California, according to court records.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair shows off mind-blowing teenage experiments. Officials said kids aren't learning this stuff in class.
UC Irvine's medical school announced it'll start using 40 Google Glass devices this year in everything from anatomy classes to teaching surgical techniques.
Among the added spending in the "May revise" is nearly $30 million to improve computer networks at Califoria schools for standardized testing.
Inglewood Unified's state-appointed trustee said he has no choice but to make cuts to fix the district's finances. Opponents says he's hurting schools.
One out of four public school students in the state is an English learner. New study shows those put in regular classes by 5th grade have better graduation rates.
They're among seven California districts asking for a longer exemption to penalties under No Child Left Behind. No other California districts are exempt.
Officials said public schools are increasingly focusing on dropout data, and that's pushing teachers and principals to find ways to improve graduation rates.
The Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host an inaugural conference in November focusing on the film Schindler's List.
Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch is funding a lawsuit seeking to dismantle teacher protections in California, claiming they hurt kids. What's in it for him?