Annie Gilbertson

Investigative Reporter

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Annie Gilbertson is an investigative reporter and host of KPCC’s podcast “Repeat.” She covers the justice system and has committed more than two years to in-depth reporting on police shootings.

Annie co-created “Repeat,” which traces a string of deputy shootings in South Los Angeles and asks how officers with multiple shootings are held accountable. The podcast reached more than 1 million downloads and sparked an inspector general investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the largest sheriff’s department in the nation. After her reporting on officer shootings for KPCC’s investigative series Officer Involved, the department tightened its use of force policy.

Annie joined KPCC in 2013 as an education reporter covering Los Angeles Unified, the nation’s second-largest school district. Annie was a national finalist for a 2014 Investigative Reporters and Editors award for her year-long investigation into L.A. Unified’s problem-plagued effort to equip every student with an iPad. Her reports contributed to the cancellation of the contract, the resignation of the superintendent and the launch of an FBI investigation.

Annie is a Southern California native; she grew up in Huntington Beach.

Stories by Annie Gilbertson

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.

API scores: Only about half of LA Unified charters on course

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.