Report Card

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March 8, 2013
Veteran reporter joins Bee's education team

By Loretta Kalb
lkalb@sacbee.com

You may have noticed my new smiling mug at the top of this page. I'm Loretta Kalb, and this week I'm joining Diana Lambert in bringing you stories, vignettes, highlights and, yes, lowlights of Sacramento's education scene.

While my coverage often will cross district boundaries and extend to education trends, school financing and policy, much of my focus will be on three school districts: Sacramento City Unified School District, Folsom Cordova Unified School District and San Juan Unified School District. Diana and I will be a tag team of sorts, handing off stories to one another from our respective beats where necessary and collaborating to expand our coverage where possible.

This is a new venue for my reporting, but it's not a new approach. For the last eight years, I've been writing about the operations of regional governments and special districts. That has included every facet of public operations - from pensions, bond financing, furloughs, labor contracts and unfunded deficits to growth, development, politics, policy and personalities.

As I start this new (ad)venture in coverage, I hope to hear from you, Bee readers, about what is going on in your schools and in your students' lives. And, always, to hear your feedback on what you read in this space - good, bad or indifferent.

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About Report Card

Loretta KalbLoretta Kalb started her reporting career at The Sacramento Union, moved to KOVR-13 as a television reporter, editor and producer, headed to The Associated Press in San Francisco and eventually returned to Sacramento and joined The Sacramento Bee. Throughout her career, she has covered the state Legislature, courts, local government and, now, education. She is a Chico native and an Elk Grove resident.

Diana LambertDiana Lambert began her journalism career as a proofreader at the Lodi News-Sentinel. She is now a senior writer at The Sacramento Bee covering K-12 education and California State University, Sacramento. Previously she was The Bee’s Elk Grove bureau chief. Lambert was raised in a military family and lived at bases around the globe. She attended four high schools, graduating from Tokay High in Lodi and then Sacramento State University. She lives in Elk Grove.

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