Annie Gilbertson Education Reporter

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Annie Gilbertson is an Education Reporter for Southern California Public Radio, covering the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Before joining KPCC, Annie worked for the Southern Education Desk, a CPB-funded project that brought together radio, television and web reporters across the South. She focused her reporting on issues of race and poverty in schools - and brings her experience covering issues of inequality to Southern California. Her work has been featured by NPR, Deutsche Welle, Huffington Post, NBC and Chicago Public Radio, among others.

Annie grew up in Huntington Beach, California. She got hooked on radio reporting in college at Auburn University, where she graduated with a degree in English. When she’s not geeking-out over spreadsheets, you can find her taking dance classes and driving endlessly around Los Angeles.

Got a story idea? Annie would love to hear it. Email her at agilbertson@scpr.org .


Stories by Annie Gilbertson

Search selected emails related to the LA schools iPad project

Here are 18 key emails obtained by KPCC that show LAUSD Superintendent Deasy directed his staff to figure out how to incorporate Pearson software into the school system's plan.

LA schools iPads: Top officials got free tablets, resort trips

Los Angeles Unified officials evaluating bids for a massive technology project received iPads and attended a weekend sales pitch in Palm Springs.

LA schools audit: Hundreds of missing, stolen computers

An audit of L.A. Unified's computer inventory reveals 230 devices worth nearly $200,000 have been stolen or are missing - and the school officials can't account for another 3,105 laptops, desktops and iPads.

Emails prompt LA schools' inspector general to reopen iPad probe

In light of troubling emails revealed by KPCC, the inspector general is investigating communication between software executives and L.A. Unified staff.

LA schools cancel iPad contracts after KPCC publishes troubling emails

L.A. Unified said Monday it'll cancel a contract with Pearson and Apple, after KPCC published emails showing executives met with school officials prior to bidding.

iPad software publisher says LA school emails about pilot

After an investigation by KPCC uncovered planning by LA Unified and publishing giant Pearson ahead of contract, Pearson claims they were discussing "pilot".

LA schools iPad project: How it started ... before the bidding began

A year into his tenure, superintendent John Deasy started talking to the largest publishing company in the world about a digital transformation in public education.

LA school officials discussed iPad contracts before bids

Emails obtained by KPCC show L.A. Unified superintendent John Deasy began meeting with a software provider about purchasing its product nearly a year before the iPad contract went out to public bid.

County education officials question LA schools' financial plans

The county office of education is scrutinizing L.A. Unified's plan to help low-income students, foster youth and those still learning English.

Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh

L.A. school officials have announced changes to the disciplinary system aimed at preventing students from becoming mired in the criminal justice system.

State auditor probing LA's Magnolia charter schools

After an L.A. Unified audit suggested missing and misused cash, the state will sift through vendor and payroll records as well as truancy and test score data.

Charter advocates recalculate after school board loss

Charter and education reform advocates helped fund ads, canvassers and consultants working to elect Alex Johnson. At about $100 per vote, is it money well spent?

McKenna elected to represent South LA on school board

A retired principal and administrator - and teacher's union favorite - was elected to represent South L.A. in the school board, replacing a member who died unexpectedly.

Back-to-school not so smooth at some LA campuses

About one hundred teens sat in Hamilton High School’s auditorium, texting their friends, eating hot Cheetos. A computer system failure left students across LA without classes.

Readers quiz: LA Unified school board candidates

KPCC asked community members what questions they had for George McKenna and Alex Johnson ahead of Tuesday's election. Will the answers win your vote?