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
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.
There’s another wrinkle in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPads program: the software receives only partial and conditional approval.
With new digital state tests two months away, Superintendent John Deasy ordered a slew of new iPads. The devices don't come with Pearson educational software.
Superintendent Deasy has gotten a green light to rush order iPads for tests, but a closer looks shows tens of thousands of computer unaccounted for.
Software and education publishing companies use student data to improve products and increase sales, but advocates - and many parents - are concerned.
Principals want to limit students' exposure to smoke and ash
It took school board member Monica Ratliff's office months of phone calls to find out how many libraries do not have staff: 332. Now, she wants to get them reopened.
Despite debacles in Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPad program, the school board voted Tuesday to buy as many as 100,000 more iPads for students.
The vote came after the district's lawyer determined an interim with voting power could not be appointed. The resolution passed by a 4-2 vote.
He wants to leave many decisions on how to spend extra state money to school principals. L.A. Unified is also assembling a parent advisory committee of 47 members.
District administration holds the giveaways at a training event in 2012 were within the letter of the law. But one board member says it looks like a conflict of interest.
A committee questioned Tuesday whether competitors were given a fair shot at the $30 million contract given to Apple and education curriculum developer Pearson.
Even at Los Angeles Unified, where schools are undergoing a massive computer modernization, classes that teach the basics of computer science are hard to come by.
District wants to buy 67,500 more iPads so students can take new digital state tests, but most schools' wifi capacity won't be upgraded in time.
Facing pressure from divided black political leaders, Los Angeles Board of Education members will discuss whether to appoint a new member - or call an election.