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
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.
Scores out Thursday show only about half of L.A. Unified charter schools meet the state's performance goal. Some have struggled for years, but remain open.
It's a classic roommate feud: About 77 charters share space with traditional L.A. Unified schools and said they are getting short changed. The state Supreme Court is stepping in.
With several new state-mandated priorities and funding streams, L.A. Unified officials are still working out how to spend millions in new cash.
The district will get a cash infusion from the state to implement the new standards. Officials say most of the money will be spent on teacher training.