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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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Districts signed agreements before reopening campuses that included everything from retroactive raises and bonuses to ongoing salary increases.
April 28, 2021
A Los Angeles parent group filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Los Angeles Unified calling for a return to full-time, in-person instruction.
April 7, 2021
Children may soon be eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations, potentially helping California schools to fully reopen for in-person instruction.
April 7, 2021
Some districts will pivot quickly and return to full in-person instruction now; others say they can now start planning for the fall.
March 26, 2021
Thurmond felt pressured by county school superintendents to decree all campuses be closed after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency.
March 18, 2021
A growing teacher shortage could make it difficult to reopen school campuses, which are required to have smaller class sizes.
March 5, 2021
Without school nurses, it will be teachers and other school staff who will decide if a sniffle is a symptom of Covid-19 or just hay fever.
March 4, 2021
Craig Heimbichner was promoted in January to the position of education administrator in the charter schools division of the education department.
February 25, 2021
Teachers in large California districts have been waiting for the Covid-19 vaccine as school staff from smaller districts were vaccinated.
February 23, 2021
A waiver that allows teacher candidates to teach while completing required exams and courses is the latest action to ease teaching requirements.
February 12, 2021
If legislators agree with the proposal, teacher candidates will no longer have to take two of the tests currently required to earn a credential.
February 3, 2021
California teachers union wants schools in ‘purple’ counties to stay closed for 100 days; vaccinations for staff
The teachers union wants most California schools to remain closed for 100 days while the state comes up with a plan to slow the spread of the virus and vaccinate school staff.
January 29, 2021
A new plan, which begins next month, to vaccinate California residents more quickly could help teachers get their shots sooner.
January 26, 2021
If you are a teacher, when you get a Covid-19 vaccine depends greatly on where you work and how much vaccine that county has on hand.
January 22, 2021
Teachers, school staff and child care workers are among those who could begin getting vaccinations as early as this week in some parts of the state.