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Howard Blume

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.
L.A. Unified unveils plan to forestall budget crisis a little longer

Officials at L.A. Unified had been talking about a budget disaster that was three years away. Now they think they can postpone the pain for an additional year, buying a little more time. In the meantime, employees can still expect to get raises.

L.A. Unified gives inspector general brief contract extension

The Los Angeles school board on Tuesday extended the contract of Ken Bramlett, its inspector general, by three months, though his job is far from secure and questions remain about the future direction of his watchdog office.Board members also unanimously promoted Vivian Ekchian, who had been the ...

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