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
L.A. Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines said he anticipates deficits the next two school years, but a freeze on staff hires comes as state funds are increasing.
Worried about safety, Los Angeles Unified kept 90,000 iPads on campuses. Now, school officials want to send them home, but are they ready?
L.A. Unified's controversial iPad program lost its biggest supporter week when Superintendent John Deasy stepped down earlier this month. Will the program leave with him?
Former L.A. school superintendent Ramon Cortines was coaxed out of retirement with a $300,000 annual salary to step in for John Deasy.
Former L.A. Unified Superintendent Deasy declared politics have thwarted "student-centered" reforms. Some members of the education community agree. But not all.
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy is stepping down, the district confirmed Thursday, adding that he will remain on special assignment through Dec. 31.
The ACLU and Public Counsel say students at Dorsey and Fremont high schools, like those at Jefferson High, are also being deprived of adequate instruction time.
The Los Angeles Unified inspector general spent months investigating the $500 million iPad purchase. School board decided report should remain confidential.
Hundreds of schools across L.A. Unified still struggle to track attendance, record grades and schedule students. Officials say the problem is dated computers.
Los Angeles Unified plan calls for spending $1.1 million to fund an additional 30-minute school day, add 15 new class sections, and increase support personnel.
Children's classics like "Madeline" and "Matilda" are out of reach for about 100,000 Los Angeles Unified students. The issue is library staffing.
L.A. Unified and Jefferson High School staff meet to plan how to correct student class scheduling problems cited in lawsuit.
Auditors found Magnolia Public School borrowed cash from classrooms by June 2013 to stay afloat while limited funds went to immigration fees and a Europe trip.
Students and parents may not know all about the politics swirling around the Superintendent John Deasy. What do they care about? The classroom.
A new report from the L.A. Unified inspector general shows 46 percent decrease in funding is creating a backlog of audits and investigations.