Annie Gilbertson Education Reporter
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.
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Stories by Annie Gilbertson
California's new school funding law requires schools to ask for parent input. But how does a district as large as L.A. Unified start the conversation?
Without certified library staff, school libraries cannot legally operate. As many as 145 L.A. Unified libraries may have locked their doors.
Parents filed a separate claim arguing their own emotional distress after revelations that a teacher sexually abused students on campus.
Parents all over Southern California have to come up with creative ways to keep an eye on the kids while schools go dark for the holiday week.
Some members of a citizens oversight committee say iPad program expansion costs don't add up. They refuse to sign off on parts of district's current plan.
L.A. Unified School District's iPad program has many skeptics. It also has diehard enthusiasts, like the second graders at Baldwin Hills Elementary.
California schools are staring down a daunting challenge this year: they must shift how and what they teach to meet new learning standards called the Common Core. And for-profit companies are lining up to offer help — for a price.
The school district is hoping to turn public perception of the iPad program with the help of Hollywood.
In a late-night deal, the district decided both move forward with expanding the program and to study the effectiveness of both devices before deciding how to equip remaining students.
Some parents and students say it's time to ditch the iPads—they'd rather have laptops. Officials say delays will hurt, but school board wants to consider it.
The district is tripling it's original estimate for iPad IT. Other iPad staffing costs are edging-up, including new line for school police for iPad security.
Echo Park parents picking up kids after school said they saw the headlines - but most don't care. What's really important: who their kid's teacher is.
The board gave Deasy a satisfactory approval – an annual condition of extending his contract. Board staff would not say how many voted in favor or how many against.
A superintendent’s review is usually routine, but a public uproar has turned the L.A. school board's review of John Deasy into a political referendum. Follow live coverage here.
KPCC put the software's trumpeted interactive features under a microscope with the help of a tech whiz kid. Will he love it — or get bored?