Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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I focus stories on college students who are at a crossroads, particularly those on the first rung into higher education. Many of those students are trying to overcome academic and other challenges because they believe college will be the path to a better life. How do the people around them -- in their personal lives and at the institutions they attend -- help or hinder their success?

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Theater presents 3 generations of California war veteran stories

The war experiences of three generations of California veterans come to life today in a theater production organized by Loyola Marymount University. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

Patriarch of LA County legal family dies

A funeral mass is scheduled today in Chino Hills for a man whose influence continues in the Los Angeles County courts. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

Governance problems at schools run by LA mayor

L.A. Unified’s teachers union released an internal study today that outlines significant governance problems at the 10 campuses under the control of Los Angeles’ mayor.

OC high school students claim principal censored magazine

Summer school students at Orange High School are still reeling over what they call censorship just before the school year ended. The journalism students are challenging the principal, who confiscated 300 copies of their annual magazine. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports on the controversy.

Museums marketing revamp working for some

The dip in the economy last year forced many Southland museums officials to rethink their marketing strategies to get people through the turnstiles. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez says some administrators believe it’s paying off.

New board members sworn in at L.A. Unified

Two new members and a re-elected one took the oath of office to join the LA Unified School District board. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez says the three implored the school district find a way to improve education despite a looming budget deficit.

New LA Unified School District board members sworn in

Three board members &ndash two of them newly elected &ndash took the oath of office at the LA Unified School District this afternoon.

L.A. Unified disciplines principal over racy photos

The public school superintendent in Los Angeles says he has disciplined leaders at a San Fernando Valley high school for allowing a racy photo shoot with student football players. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

New LA Unified board members take oath

Three elected board members take the oath of office at L.A. Unified School District today. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez tells us what’s in store for them.

LACMA cancels exhibits to help close deficit

The economy’s forcing the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to cut back on exhibits it had planned in the next year. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has more.

USC School of Education turns 100

KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports on the centennial of USC's school of education.

Michael Jackson's LA session musicians remember

Producer Quincy Jones called on some of the top session musicians in the business to work on Michael Jackson’s albums. And much of that work took place in Los Angeles. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez talked to some of those musicians and has this story.

LA Unified and unions still at odds over cuts

As she cast a vote in favor of budget cuts and employee layoffs on Tuesday, L.A. Unified’s board president said she hoped the tone between school district administrators and labor unions would change. As KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Struggling San Gabriel Valley school district pushes parcel tax

San Gabriel Valley voters are the latest to consider passage of a parcel tax to raise money for their struggling school district. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports there’s a notable difference from similar efforts around Southern California.

LA Unified school board approves layoffs, budget cuts

On a 5-2 vote on Tuesday the Los Angeles Unified school board approved more than a billion and a half dollars in budget cuts for the next several years. The cuts include the layoff, effective next week, of more than 4,000 employees, more than half of those teachers. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.