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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.
New L.A. schools budget includes raises, layoffs

The L.A. Unified budget includes new spending — raises and smaller class sizes — to honor a deal with teachers, but also includes layoffs.

Ex-school district leader found dead two months after stepping down amid questions

Former Lennox Supt. Kent Taylor, 54, was found dead. His financial management at school district had been under scrutiny.

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