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 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.
LA Unified Schools Superintendent John Deasy apologized to the community where a former teacher abused dozens of children over the years.
Napolitano proposed streamlining the community college transfer process, improving energy efficiency, and helping research innovations hit the market more quickly.
A former professor has created a Tumblr feed to document decaying college classrooms. People have posted roach infestations, leaky ceilings, and power outages. Is your classroom falling apart?
UC Irvine is among campuses struggling to increase the ranks of doctoral students, who are key to research and teach undergraduates. One obstacle: money.
California remains a top destination for foreign students, with many choosing USC, UCLA and Stanford universities.
California State University is submitting a $4.6 billion budget request to Governor Brown. It's a $237 million increase from this year.
California students will be taking in the spring either the math or English field for new learning standards. State officials want to work out problems this year.
The new Common Core standardized tests are computerized. The state is surveying school districts to see if they'll be ready. But few are responding.
New UC president - former head of US Homeland Security Janet Napolitano - offers olive branch to her most vocal critics to date, undocumented students.
The board gave Deasy a satisfactory approval – an annual condition of extending his contract. Board staff would not say how many voted in favor or how many against.