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
The GED's makeover includes drag and drop options on a computer screen to demonstrate grasp of concepts. And there are more essay questions, too.
Just over half of Teach for America's teachers label themselves "people of color." The group wants to further diversify its teacher corps.
There's plenty of activity at public school campuses across Southern California during winter break - and it's not pencil sharpening.
Backers of the proposed ballot measure say seniority-based layoffs deprive many students of a quality education. The largest state teachers' union is opposed.
Covered California sent out letters with inaccurate information to nearly 114,000 insurance applicants. Corrected letters are 'on their way out the door.'
Covered California's chief says those with cancelled individual plans can buy catastrophic policies, while arguing that they are not 'a good value.'
UCLA and Occidental College joined a program to help students at a handful of out-of-state community colleges transfer to a four year institution — for a fee.
Vergara vs. California would undo teacher job protections, such as tenure. The group that filed the suit says protections deprive students of adequate education.
LA photographer Greg Cohen grew up near Newtown, Connecticut. His exhibit of kids and guns portraits, Farewell to Arms is his effort to call for gun control.
LaMotte was perhaps the strongest ally for teachers on the school board - and a vocal critic of the superintendent. The cause of death was not immediately known.
The State Board of Education is set to meet in January to iron out rules for how school districts will implement new use funding and flexibility.
The U.S. Department of Education and California's Department of Education have been at odds over the new standardized tests California will administer in the spring.
The California Arts Council will spend about $2 million in new funds on public school arts education, community-building grants, and arts in juvenile detention.
Many schools are getting revamped report cards as the state adopts new learning standards. Click on the story to see examples of new and old report cards..
California students were set to take either the new English or math standardized tests this spring as part of a gradual roll out. Now they'll take both.