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
Stealing a page from college “bridge” programs, some Southern California high schools are offering similar programs for incoming 9th graders.
LA judge says California - not school districts - are on the hook for making sure no English learner students fall through the cracks.
Funding increases for California public schools come with strings attached: officials must meet with stakeholders and write a plan outlining how they'll use money.
Pasadena City College President Mark Rocha cancelled winter session in 2010 and that unleashed a wave of complaints from faculty and students.
The lawsuit claims state officials knew school districts were failing to provide services for tens of thousands yet failed to act.
Public schools in Arcadia, Manhattan Beach, and Palos Verdes run fee-based summer school through foundations. Students say they need the credits to get into college.
California's Fair Political Practices Commission said Wednesday a KPCC investigation of misuse of public funds at Inglewood schools has raised red flags.
Public funds meant to educate Inglewood students were instead used to benefit a board member’s re-election campaign in 2009, court testimony and interviews show.
Bill seeks to give tenure to California teachers in very small school districts, county offices of education, and vocational programs. But one lawmaker said it goes against a recent L.A. court decision.
The Vergara v. California court decision inserts a new player, Students Matter, into the mix of groups seeking to influence education policy in Sacramento.
The ruling finds that California teacher tenure, firing and discipline procedures are unconstitutional because they violate children’s right to an adequate education.
A growing number of students with autism and mental health problems are enrolling in college. Universities are having to adapt, especially during final exams.
CSU officials hope the hiring of up to 700 more full-time faculty members for the coming academic year will help students graduate more quickly.
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.