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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Can California schools put safety measures in place in time to open early? Many district leaders skeptical
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
May 4, 2020
Parents are juggling the responsibility of being their children's teacher with their jobs and other obligations during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 28, 2020
California takes steps to remove hurdles faced by prospective teachers whose training is stymied by coronavirus
Teacher preparation programs will decide if candidates can get their credentials with fewer student teaching hours, formal observations
April 24, 2020
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing will vote on staff recommendations that would allow teacher candidates to become classroom teachers even though they have been unable to complete all credentialing requirements.
April 17, 2020
California teachers have had to be creative to keep students learning after campuses shut down in March.
April 3, 2020
East Side Union High, Chula Vista Elementary and Soledad Unified school districts had votes short of 55 percent needed to claim victory. Mail-in and final votes being counted.
March 4, 2020
On March 3 four California school districts will ask California voters to tax themselves to pay for teacher housing through a general obligation bond.
February 28, 2020
The state’s first online community college has encountered difficulties, including opposition from faculty at other community colleges.
February 14, 2020
How funds for Gov. Newsom's ambitious proposals for teacher recruitment and preparation will be spent
Budget proposes incentives, recruitment programs and training to fill needed teaching positions.
February 12, 2020
California moves closer to eliminating, replacing reading instruction test that has blocked thousands from teaching credential
Debate rages on about how to measure a teacher candidate’s ability to teach reading.
January 23, 2020
The number of new special education teachers working without a full credential hit 5,196 in 2017-18 — the highest number in a decade.
January 10, 2020
More than 2,000 bus drivers, clerks, custodians and teacher aides are earning bachelor’s degrees and teaching credentials.
January 8, 2020
Hundreds of schools were closed for multiple days in October, leaving school districts worried about losing instruction days and state funds.
November 5, 2019
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
October 25, 2019
The East Side Union High School District will put a $60 million general obligation bond on the March 3 ballot to pay for a 100-unit apartment complex for teachers and staff.