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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Across California, graduating seniors look forward to moving beyond the high school years that were dominated by Covid.
June 15, 2022
Covid challenges and student misbehavior push thousands of teachers to their limits and beyond.
June 2, 2022
Few districts are tightening up masking and other restrictions that were in place at the start of the year, even for large gatherings like graduations and proms.
May 13, 2022
Many high school students struggled academically during distance learning, but others used the time to double down on academics or to cultivate hobbies and interests.
May 6, 2022
New housing construction in suburbs around Sacramento have saved some school districts in the region from the belt-tightening that comes with declining student enrollment.
May 2, 2022
California has a shortage of teachers and other school staff, but school officials cite the lack of bus drivers as one of their biggest problems.
March 4, 2022
Most school districts plan to follow the state’s recommendation and “strongly recommend” masks after March 12, although they will not require them.
March 3, 2022
California is recommending masking in schools instead of requiring it after March 11, according to updated health guidance released by the state.
February 28, 2022
California districts, especially those in conservative areas of the state, are under pressure to allow students to attend school unmasked.
February 17, 2022
Failing to enforce California's Covid-19 vaccine mandate may put school districts in financial peril
Districts that defy California vaccine mandates, set to begin in July, could face fines, lose liability insurance coverage and some state funding.
February 9, 2022
California's graduation rate held steady last school year, despite Zoom schooling. But the numbers don't tell the whole story.
January 28, 2022
California school districts are using various tactics to attract more teachers, but more remains to be done, a new report finds.
January 27, 2022
Student absences, teacher shortages and high Covid rates marked the return to school. Some teachers are asking districts to tighten safeguards.