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
Former LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy averaged three out-of-town excursions a month last year, racking up the equivalent of four trips around the world.
Under new leadership, the Los Angeles Unified school district moves full-steam ahead with its iPad program, expanding it to 27 schools.
LAUSD new student data system failed to schedule student classes, track attendance and record grades. The inspector general says it's time for outside monitoring.
Former superintendent John Deasy canceled the iPad contract after KPCC reported he met with vendors before bids. Ramon Cortines wants to use it buy more devices.
LAUSD is the second district in the state to require students to take classes in ethnic studies, the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity and culture.
LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines plans to ask the school board next month for additional $53 million in bond funding to repair the district's computerized student information system.
L.A. Unified officials estimate $40 billion in repairs are going unmet. Voters could see a request for more cash, though some feel burned by past projects.
Violence, economic insecurity and neglect are the reality for many Los Angeles kids, a new report finds. These students struggle to do well in school.
L.A. Unified's student data system failed to schedule students, track attendance and record grades. Many ask how the school district got to this point.
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.