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

Few LA students using Pearson's iPad software, survey shows

Only 30 of 245 classrooms used iPads for English and Math instruction. Most used it as word processor, to watch non-academic movies or play games.

LA schools need 100,000 fixes - including fire hazards

Since 1997, voters approved $19.5 billion to fix crumbling campuses and build new schools. But KPCC found unmet repairs are piling-up.

County approves LA schools controversial budget

The Los Angeles County Office of Education gives a green light to Los Angeles Unified's plans for high-need student programs.

LA school board backs off plan to delete emails after one year

The Los Angeles Unified School Board says it will revisit its email retention policy one day after approving purchase of an email archiving system.

LA school board agrees to destroy internal emails after a year

Two weeks after embarrassing emails, school board agrees to buy new email archiving system programmed to automatically delete emails after one year.

LA schools' early tech plan called for Pearson software training

A documented obtained by KPCC shows the district's intent to train every teacher on Pearson's iPad software before launching bid for the $500 million project.

LA schools iPads: Superintendent explains Pearson, Apple meetings

The superintendent responds to concerns about fairness in the bidding process, more than a week after KPCC published emails showing detailed talks between executives and district staff ahead of the bid for tablets.

Search selected emails related to the LA schools iPad project

Here are 18 key emails obtained by KPCC that show LAUSD Superintendent Deasy directed his staff to figure out how to incorporate Pearson software into the school system's plan.

LA schools iPads: Top officials got free tablets, resort trips

Los Angeles Unified officials evaluating bids for a massive technology project received iPads and attended a weekend sales pitch in Palm Springs.

LA schools audit: Hundreds of missing, stolen computers

An audit of L.A. Unified's computer inventory reveals 230 devices worth nearly $200,000 have been stolen or are missing - and the school officials can't account for another 3,105 laptops, desktops and iPads.

Emails prompt LA schools' inspector general to reopen iPad probe

In light of troubling emails revealed by KPCC, the inspector general is investigating communication between software executives and L.A. Unified staff.

LA schools cancel iPad contracts after KPCC publishes troubling emails

L.A. Unified said Monday it'll cancel a contract with Pearson and Apple, after KPCC published emails showing executives met with school officials prior to bidding.

iPad software publisher says LA school emails about pilot

After an investigation by KPCC uncovered planning by LA Unified and publishing giant Pearson ahead of contract, Pearson claims they were discussing "pilot".

LA schools iPad project: How it started ... before the bidding began

A year into his tenure, superintendent John Deasy started talking to the largest publishing company in the world about a digital transformation in public education.

LA school officials discussed iPad contracts before bids

Emails obtained by KPCC show L.A. Unified superintendent John Deasy began meeting with a software provider about purchasing its product nearly a year before the iPad contract went out to public bid.