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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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As coronavirus cases spike across California more school districts are making the decision to educate students online next school year.
July 10, 2020
California school superintendents navigate safety concerns, conflicting guidance as they plan to reopen schools
Districts are starting to finalize reopening plans for the coming school year amidst uncertainty.
July 10, 2020
California’s smallest school districts struggle to pay for supplies, staff and technology needed to reopen schools.
July 2, 2020
The new California budget makes it easier for teacher candidates affected by coronavirus-related closures to complete credentials.
June 25, 2020
State health officials said parents likely were afraid to take their children to medical offices during the pandemic.
June 15, 2020
Students should expect masks, temperature checks and a lot of hand washing under California guidance
State guidance offers recommendations, but school districts will decide conditions and safety measures for reopening campuses.
June 8, 2020
The superintendent of public instruction announced he is launching a training initiative to help end systematic racism in schools.
June 5, 2020
It’s time to address racism and implicit bias in education and its impact on black and brown students, the Superintendent of Public Instruction said.
June 1, 2020
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, district officials had to find a new way to recruit and hire teacher candidates.
June 1, 2020
Governor suspends California teacher testing requirements for candidates impacted by coronavirus closures
Newsom issued an executive order suspending state-required tests for teacher candidates on track to complete their teacher preparation programs.
May 30, 2020
Distance learning expected to continue next year as districts move to a hybrid online and in-person instruction model.
May 28, 2020
California schools will not be able to reopen safely unless they receive additional federal dollars, said California schools chief Tony Thurmond.
May 20, 2020
The proposed cuts — $915 million — are more than the amount spent for teacher development in the five previous years combined.
May 14, 2020
Researchers and California educators discussed the state of education and distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 13, 2020
The authors of the bills say the legislation is needed to help teacher candidates complete their credentials during the coronavirus pandemic.