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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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.
December 20, 2018
Nearly a month after the deadliest wildfire in California history, students throughout Butte County return to school.
December 3, 2018
San Juan Unified is one of the California school districts making investments in its teacher evaluation system. The district adopted a System of Professional Growth in 2016 that focuses on feedback and mentoring of teachers who are being evaluated.
October 29, 2018
California’s persistent teacher shortage fueled by attrition, high demand, say newly released studies
The teacher shortage has worsened in recent years as state funding for education improved and districts began lowering class sizes and bringing back programs, increasing the demand for teachers, according to new studies.
September 27, 2018
California improves access to computer science courses, but still has work to do, according to new research
The Code.org Advocacy Coalition designed nine policies to increase access to computer science classes for all students.