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Diana Lambert covers teachers and teaching. Before coming to EdSource, Diana was an education reporter for The Sacramento Bee for more than a decade. She has won numerous awards, including the 2017 James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalism, and both a first-place honor for investigative reporting from The Inland Press Association and the McClatchy President’s Award in 2016. Before becoming an education reporter Diana was a bureau chief for the Sacramento Bee. She began her career at age 17 as a part-time proofreader for the Lodi News-Sentinel. Diana earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento.
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The state’s first online community college has encountered difficulties, including opposition from faculty at other community colleges.
February 14, 2020
How funds for Gov. Newsom's ambitious proposals for teacher recruitment and preparation will be spent
Budget proposes incentives, recruitment programs and training to fill needed teaching positions.
February 12, 2020
California moves closer to eliminating, replacing reading instruction test that has blocked thousands from teaching credential
Debate rages on about how to measure a teacher candidate’s ability to teach reading.
January 23, 2020
The number of new special education teachers working without a full credential hit 5,196 in 2017-18 — the highest number in a decade.
January 10, 2020
More than 2,000 bus drivers, clerks, custodians and teacher aides are earning bachelor’s degrees and teaching credentials.
January 8, 2020
Hundreds of schools were closed for multiple days in October, leaving school districts worried about losing instruction days and state funds.
November 5, 2019
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
October 25, 2019
The East Side Union High School District will put a $60 million general obligation bond on the March 3 ballot to pay for a 100-unit apartment complex for teachers and staff.
October 23, 2019
Facebook announced Thursday that it would donate the money to help Santa Clara County build up to 120 affordable apartments in Palo Alto.
October 18, 2019
The California Teachers Association has named Joe Boyd as its new executive director. The organization represents 310,000 teachers.
October 17, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have given California teachers at least six weeks of fully paid maternity leave.
October 15, 2019
Increasing the number of teachers of color in California classrooms is a top priority for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.
October 11, 2019
Critics said the original proposal was politically biased and omitted the American experiences of some ethnic and religious groups.
September 16, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to sign legislation that tightens restrictions on medical exemptions that allow students to attend school without all the required vaccinations if lawmakers promise to pass revisions in a second bill.