Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Correspondent
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
California public schools can't require students to buy a cap and gown to participate in a graduation ceremony, but some districts are leaving students in the dark about their options.
In 2009, the California State University forced students to pay about $300 in additional fees after they'd already sent in their checks. A civil suit seeks a refund.
The Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach expects to spend up to $13 million to pay for costs related to asbestos clean up at three campuses.
Some colleges and universities partner with banks to issue bank cards that students can use as checking accounts and to receive and spend financial aid money.
The Student Success Initiative holds community college students more accountable for completing their studies. Students have to pick a major their first year.
The latest graduation rates released by the U.S. Department of Education show that California is doing better than some states in selected measures but worse in others.
Researchers say that explaining how to do an assignment and why an assignment will help them helps disadvantaged and minority students stay in college and graduate.
Cal State Northridge wants to apply tougher admissions standards starting in the fall, citing a budget that limits the number of classes it can offer.
With University of California tuition and housing costs increasing, students feel squeezed and hunger becomes part of campus life.
Images of fire, protests and tear gas from Ferguson, Mexico City, and downtown L.A. have landed in the inbox of L.A. painter Sandy Rodriguez.
In The Public Interest, a labor group-funded think tank, released a report calling for a probe of California Virtual Academies, which says it is in a union fight.
A lawsuit says the Los Angeles Unified School District failed in its responsibility to investigate if Superintendent Ramon Cortines sexually harassed an employee.
All California school employees, including substitute teachers, are required to show proof of having had annual training to spot child abuse or neglect.
In 1963, Sal Castro founded the Chicano Youth Leadership Conference to help students apply for college. Alumni include former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Public Safety Academy, a public charter school in San Bernardino preparing teens for police and firefighter careers, had grade requirements that violated state law.