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
The L.A. Unified school district will deliver more tablets and laptops to students this fall. To prepare, teachers will soon be required to take a technology course.
Hundreds of Los Angeles Unified school libraries were shuttered since the recession. As school funds recover, many will be reopening in the fall.
Under new funding laws, Los Angeles Unified is expanding services to low-income students, foster youth and those learning English.
Federal officials say few California special education students are on grade level and many aren't even tested. If reforms aren't met, funds could be withheld.
The union representing cafeteria workers, bus drivers and other school workers is starting a program offering health and mental health care in low-income schools.
A new blog dedicated to all things L.A. Unified launched by LA Fund, an organization co-founded by Superintendent John Deasy.
The school board left a $7.3 billion budget mostly unchanged Tuesday. Administrators will find $500,000 to save a literacy program. The board also reinstated an iPad critic to an oversight committee.
You can look up how much money L.A. Unified is sending to your school and how it will be spent. Counselors? Librarians? Nurses? It's all here.
Despite a $330 million bump in state funds, a preliminary budget for each L.A. Unified school reveals many students will go without some services. Look up your school's budget.
Stuart Magruder kept complaining about the price and rocky rollout of L.A. Unified's iPad program. The school board removed him from an oversight committee.
Members of a parent committee are fighting for more independence. An L.A. Unified lawyer warns they may be violating open meetings laws.
A judge ruled Tuesday that California's job protections for teachers violate students' right to an education. Teachers say they're scapegoats for the system's many failures.
The Los Angeles Unified school board only has a couple more weeks to approve a budget. Concerns seem to be mounting — and big chunks of money are not itemized.
The board removed Stuart Magruder from an oversight committee after he spent a year questioning the growth of the iPad program. One board member wants him reinstated.
A recent survey showed 40 percent of kids in poor neighborhoods should receive counseling, but L.A. Unified only has one counselor for every 2,200 kids.