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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
As the Los Angeles Unified School District prepares its spending plan, advocates say English learners, foster youth and low-income students aren't allotted enough.
Los Angeles Unified agreed a decade ago to require college preparation courses to graduate. But the higher requirement hasn't meant drastically better outcomes.
Los Angeles Unified has more students going in and out of juvenile detention than any other district in the country. A program helps them re-enroll, if they want it.
The bill for Los Angeles Unified's customized student data software rises to more than $130 million as developers continue to fix bugs in the MiSiS system.
Los Angeles Unified loses about 15,000 students every year. Many families flock to charters that market their higher performance and smaller class sizes.
LAUSD's school board approved an ethnic studies graduation requirement last year. The latest estimate for it is pegged at far more than first suggested.
The Los Angeles Unified School District's newly elected board will deal with a budget hit by students leaving for charter schools. Will the board recruit them back?
Political action committee spending in this year's Los Angeles Unified election is 15 times higher than it was 2009. Many donors aren't disclosed ahead of elections.
Los Angeles Unified teachers have a lot at stake in Tuesday's school board election. Are they in danger of losing their political clout?
A $5 million investment to replace toilets will cut water use by 100 million gallons each year, according to Los Angeles Unified district officials.
At 83 years old, interim Supt. Ramon Cortines stepped in last fall to take over from John Deasy, but not all of his reforms have been popular.
Students and nonprofits are working to get voters out to the Los Angeles Unified school board elections on May 19. Three contested seats are at stake.
Los Angeles Unified students in suburban areas are further behind in college prep coursework than their urban core peers, new data shows.
State auditors said the errors "could mislead parents of potential students and other interested stakeholders regarding the school environment."
Los Angeles Unified school board challengers are spending tens of thousands on attack ads about the iPad program. KPCC truth-squads their claims.