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

Parents battle for special ed services as the tab rises

Frustrated parents often have to fight to get their special education student more help. Their struggle may get worse as the cost of special ed increases.

LAUSD superintendent seeks state testing relief

Superintendent Ramon Cortines said students need more practice with iPads and Chromebooks before high-stakes testing hits schools.

Amid safety concerns, some LAUSD students taking home iPads

Los Angeles school police are tracking students, and $700 tablets, as part of a district pilot program to increase security.

LAUSD board approves $34 million for MiSiS fixes, computers

LAUSD is investing another $12 million over the next six weeks to fix the flawed MISIS data system and spending $22 million for iPads and laptops.

LAUSD iPad program focus of grand jury probe

A federal grand jury will meet Friday to investigate whether criminal laws were violated in connection with the district's iPad program.

Ex-LAUSD superintendent flew 100k miles

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.

LAUSD expanding iPad tablet tech program once again

Under new leadership, the Los Angeles Unified school district moves full-steam ahead with its iPad program, expanding it to 27 schools.

LAUSD inspector general: Data system 'grossly inadequate'

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.

New LAUSD superintendent resurrects iPad contract

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.

Ethnic studies requirement added for LAUSD graduation

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 head to ask for $53M to repair district's info system

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.

LAUSD board to weigh bond request for building repairs

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.

LA students suffer widespread childhood trauma

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.

What you need to know about LA schools' data system

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.

Cash short, LA school district imposes hiring freeze

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.