Annie Gilbertson Education Reporter

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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.

Got a story idea? Annie would love to hear it. Email her at agilbertson@scpr.org .


Stories by Annie Gilbertson

How much power will non-voting LA school board member have?

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.

LA school employees publicize crumbling schools on Facebook

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.

State finds errors in LA schools' iPad math lessons

There’s another wrinkle in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPads program: the software receives only partial and conditional approval.

LA schools to get 45K more iPads for spring tests

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.

LA school officials in the dark over computer inventories

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.

Advocates want to limit uses of student data

Software and education publishing companies use student data to improve products and increase sales, but advocates - and many parents - are concerned.

With Colby smoke, schools keep students indoors

Principals want to limit students' exposure to smoke and ash

Report finds more LA school libraries closed

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.

LA school board approves up to 100,000 more iPads

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.

LA schools: 'Non voting' member to fill LaMotte seat before election

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.

LA schools superintendent wants to localize spending

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.

LA schools' Inspector General probes free iPads given to staff

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.

LA Unified staff received free iPad before contract

A committee questioned Tuesday whether competitors were given a fair shot at the $30 million contract given to Apple and education curriculum developer Pearson.

LA schools' computer science offerings are slim

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.

Report: LA Schools' wifi networks may not be ready for tests

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.