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 is one of only four states in the country that does not track student attendance. Attorney General Kamala Harris announced legislation to address the issue.
Piecing together records, tours of the software and interviews, KPCC has found problems that raise questions about the district’s process for awarding the contract.
Tens of thousands of earbuds will have to be put on rush order so students can hear parts of the new digital state test this spring.
Only one-in-three of the district's high schools have basic courses and no advanced placement courses are offered in the city's poorer neighborhoods.
School board member Tamar Galatzan supports buying iPads for every L.A. Unified student. She's also asking for additional computer labs in her district.
A former L.A. Unified superintendent says using bond money to buy iPads is illegal. Oversight committee will take up his complaints at Thursday meeting.
L.A. school board committee finds backlog of 50,000 campus repair requests. Officials say budget for repairs has been slashed by more than 65% since 2008.
After closed-door discussions, L.A. Unified voted to appoint a temporary member to the school board. A government transparency expert says that's against the law.
Teacher Matt Kogan never thought his collection of photos of crumbling schools would result in change. Then his Facebook group grabbed headlines.
The group will outline a plan to come up with the needed funding to run all school libraries. About half of L.A. Unified libraries are currently without staff.
After the board gave the initial nod in January, an unusual advocate position looked liked it would move forward. But the move failed on Tuesday.
Some have complained that paying $770 per iPad for schools is too much; new figures show L.A. Unified will spend more money this year getting those tablets online.
Officials reported Thursday that school site computer need wasn't considered when buying 45,000 new iPads to administer digital standardized tests this spring.
With the election to fill Marguerite LaMotte's seat months away, a school board committee will meet Tuesday to craft the role of a temporary nonvoting advocate.
Unnamed employees snap photos of broken sinks, missing tiles and other problems they say show a school district in need of basic upkeep, not iPads.