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.

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Stories by Annie Gilbertson

LA Unified: Results of board president investigation not public

Employees complained that L.A. Unified school board president Richard Vladovic made offensive jokes, had angry outbursts and mocked colleagues. The district looked into it, but results are secret.

Charter school operator sentenced to prison

Former head of a charter school sentenced to prison for stealing money from the school - but the California Charter School Association argues he acted properly.

LA Unified board member wants iPad answers

It’s only been a few weeks since the first iPads hit L.A. Unified classrooms, and it's been one negative headline after another. The board wants answers.

How did LA students bypass iPad security?

The LA school district's technology head fields hard questions from the board. And the district bars students from taking iPads home.

'Priority schools' plan is latest to remake failing L.A. Unified schools

L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts get a new plan this year, under a new federal waiver. Buddy schools are the big new idea.

LA Unified second grade teacher accused of abuse

A lawsuit filed claims the district neglected children at El Sereno Elementary School. It was filed by one of the lawyers in the Miramonte sex abuse scandal.

LA Unified to hire 122 teacher coaches

The coaches will help implement the Common Core — new national standards that emphasize critical thinking — and will likely be pulled from classrooms.

UPDATED: Deasy 'saddened' by departure of deputy

L.A. Unified Superintendent of Instruction Jaime Aquino decides to step down amid the biggest curriculum change in recent district history.

Top school official resigns amid turn to new teaching standard

Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Jaime Aquino has notified the Los Angeles Unified School District that he plans to resign from his post at the end of the year, a district spokesman said.

Not so fast: LA Unified spending for new standards delayed

L.A .Unified's board cited concerns about hiring 122 new teacher coaches and providing flexible cash for schools. Vote was put off a week.

Federal government: cutting student tests could lead to fine

The federal government said it would take action against California if it enacts legislation that would drastically reduce student testing this school year.

LA Unified schools may get to choose how to spend new funds

Under a new proposal, schools would hold the purse strings for about $40 million in Common Core spending. Most of the rest would go to district hires.

Zimmer wants rules on charters sharing campuses, recruiting

L.A. Unified board member Steve Zimmer proposes going to the state with what he calls the burdens of Prop 39. He also wants to limit charters' student recruitment.

New California tests would be 'practice'

As schools transition to the new Common Core curriculum, the state's top education official wants tests to be practice only.

New coalition seeks to influence LA Unified's spending

More state cash is coming to the Los Angeles Unified School District. And some advocacy groups are seizing what they see as an opportunity to help shape policy.