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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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.
January 11, 2021
A critical shortage of substitute teachers is making it difficult for some school districts to stay open or to reopen later this school year.
December 28, 2020
State and federal health officials say prioritizing teachers and school staff will allow schools to reopen sooner for in-person instruction.
December 22, 2020
In response to declining immunization rates, school districts are increasing their outreach to parents and offering free clinics.
November 25, 2020
High school seniors and their families can relate to the loss and the uncertainty facing 2021 graduates.
November 19, 2020
Roadschooling, a full-time lifestyle for some, has a new batch of converts. Families dissatisfied with distance learning are heading out to see the country.
November 18, 2020
Surging Covid-19 cases pushed three more counties into the most restrictive tier on the state tracking system, putting plans to reopen school campuses on pause.
November 11, 2020
The campus reopenings represent the largest return to school in a major metropolitan area in California so far this year.
October 19, 2020
Almost two-thirds of voters don't want their children to return to school now because of concerns about the coronavirus, according to a poll commissioned by the CTA