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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The test is outdated and there is no evidence that it contributes to more effective instruction.
May 23, 2019
The guardians of four special education students claim their children were illegally put in restraint holds and secluded.
May 20, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing $15 million to expand broadband internet to more schools and an additional $1 million to hire a state computer science coordinator as a “down payment” on a comprehensive plan to provide access to computer science classes to all California students.
May 14, 2019
More California K-12 students at all grade levels could have access to computer science classes if schools implement a plan unanimously approved by the State Board of Education Wednesday.
May 8, 2019
Public Policy Institute asked about some of the most hotly debated issues in its annual Californians and Education statewide survey.
April 27, 2019
Many, especially first-year teachers, are spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent, exceeding the federal cutoff for affordable housing.
April 17, 2019
A number of school districts, especially in high-cost regions of the state, are constructing apartment complexes to help attract and retain teachers.
April 17, 2019
Thousands of students at 260 schools in low-income California communities are learning computer coding after school in the Kids Code program. A school’s eligibility for the grant was based on the number of students receiving free and reduced-priced lunch, used as an indicator of community poverty.
April 9, 2019
The California Charter Schools Association takes aim at the California Teachers Association.
March 14, 2019
Senate Bill 126, which was passed in the Senate Feb. 21, would require that California charter school boards comply with the same open meeting, conflict-of-interest and disclosure laws as district school boards, including holding public board meetings, opening records to the public upon request and ensuring board members don’t have a financial interest in contracts on which they vote.
February 21, 2019
Although students will begin taking the California Science Test in March, most school districts have yet to approve textbooks or materials aligned to the new standards adopted six years ago by the State Board of Education. Still, federal law is requiring California to begin testing this year.
February 18, 2019
Almost half of California’s potential teachers quit the profession before they even start because they can't pass one or more of the tests required for them to earn a credential, making it more difficult for the state to put a dent in a persistent teacher shortage.
January 21, 2019
Teachers throughout the state are organizing as labor negotiations stall and school districts edge closer to strikes.
December 21, 2018
Paradise High seniors lost almost everything in Camp Fire, but are determined to salvage their final year
Community organizations, businesses and individuals from throughout the state are raising funds to ensure the senior class has a prom, senior trip and other events.