Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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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

Allegations of ethics violations in hotly contested LAUSD runoff spark feud

A heated runoff election for a seat on the LA Unified Board of Education now includes accusations of ethics violations. Candidate Luis Sanchez has filed a complaint to the City of Los Angeles Ethics Commission alleging opponent Bennett Kayser violated strict rules that prohibit communication between a political candidate and independent expenditure committees.

Educators in north Orange County join statewide protests

More than a hundred teachers, school district administrators and college professors protested outside the offices of a north Orange County state assemblyman Monday.

Cal State Northridge president to retire in December

The president of California State University Northridge is leaving the job at the end of this year.

Getty Trust gets new CEO

The board of the Getty Trust announced today that it’s chosen veteran art historian and current director of the Art Institute of Chicago, James Cuno, to take over as Getty Trust president and CEO.

Orange County educators protest cuts at Assemblyman Norby's office

As part of a weeklong series of protests throughout the state, Orange County educators are taking their message to a state assemblyman’s doorstep today at 4 p.m.

Low scores on national civics test of public schools

Results are in for a national test of civics knowledge in public schools, and they’re not good. Now some Southland educators are calling for action.

Santa Ana educators streamline public school to college transition

College and public school leaders in the Santa Ana area are signing a pledge Friday to create an unprecedented program that guides students from elementary school to college, putting a college diploma in every Santa Ana home in nine years.

Legislative Analyst Office suggests smallest school districts too expensive to run

A new study by the state Legislative Analyst’s Office suggests that tiny school districts could benefit from consolidation, but the study discourages legislators from mandating it through law.

Muslim American college students react to bin Laden’s death after growing up in his shadow

A generation of young Muslim Americans has grown up with the specter of Osama bin Laden as a bad guy on the run from American soldiers. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez spoke with some of them at Cal State Long Beach about their reactions now that bin Laden is dead.

State PTA conference takes place in Long Beach

Money’s a big deal for parent teacher associations. At the annual statewide PTA convention this weekend in Long Beach there’s a lot of talk about budget cuts and Sacramento advocacy. There’s also a lot of talk about how much PTA fundraising at public schools might be too much.

Thousands head to Long Beach for California PTA convention

Thousands of people are heading to Long Beach this weekend for the 112th annual state PTA convention. There will be plenty of talk among parents and teachers about budget cuts, education reform and the disappearance of the once ubiquitous bake sale.

LAPD and federal agents arrest 80 alleged members of old Rancho San Pedro gang

More than a thousand federal agents and Los Angeles Police Department officers took part in a gang sweep Thursday against the Rancho San Pedro gang. Officials said the alleged gang members dealt drugs, sold guns and intimidated witnesses in San Pedro.

Big LeaLA Spanish-language book fair in LA this weekend

Organizers of the prestigious Guadalajara International Book Fair raise their tent at the Los Angeles Convention Center tomorrow through Sunday for the first time. The book fair will feature author talks and booths filled with novels, children’s books and self-help titles from the Spanish-speaking world’s biggest publishers.

Agents nab more than 80 members of San Pedro gang

In pre-dawn raids across San Pedro this morning, police arrested more than 80 alleged members and associates of the Rancho San Pedro gang, authorities said.

California state Senate leader makes sweeping education proposals

The president of the California State Senate has proposed reforms to improve the way the state prepares young people for jobs and careers.