Howard Blume

Writer

Howard Blume covers education for the Los Angeles Times. He’s won the top investigative reporting prize from the L.A. Press Club and print Journalist of the Year from the L.A. Society of Professional Journalists chapter. He co-hosts “Deadline L.A.” on KPFK, which the press club named best radio public affairs show in 2010. He teaches tap dancing and has two superior daughters. 

Recent Articles

  • California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse

    California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse

    Tamara Moore thought of herself as a career teacher, but she could see burnout in her future. In her first year, she was putting in 60 hours a week but was troubled by how her school focused more on raising test scores than on working with her to meet the needs of students. “I felt like I — as...

  • Commercial digital billboard proposed for Hollywood High

    Commercial digital billboard proposed for Hollywood High

    The world of commerce would pry open the schoolhouse door a little wider under a proposal to put a commercial digital billboard on the campus of Hollywood High School. The location is no coincidence. The campus sits at one of the city’s busier and often gridlocked intersections. One mock-up of...

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