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.

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Stories by Annie Gilbertson

LA school district has no Plan B for iPads in schools

For the first time, a school board committee called into question whether the iPad project would continue. Officials said there is no Plan B to administer state tests.

Tuesday: public meeting on LA schools' iPad program

School board member Monica Ratliff is requesting public comment before iPad project moves forward. She's inviting parents to ask questions.

LA schools, officials joining forces to revamp adult ed

L.A. Unified, business leaders and others want to compete for state grants to improve adult education - which has been cut by 70 percent over four years.

Parents protest English Learner policy in LA Schools

Parents protested outside LA Unified school board member Tamar Galatzan's office Friday, objecting to a policy of putting English-Learners in a specialized class.

Wrong Assembly committee asked to review LA schools iPad project

Assemblyman Curt Hagman requested a review of L.A. Unified's iPad project. The state legislature has that power — but he picked the wrong committee.

Parents tell LA Unified: Schools need basics

California’s new school funding law pumps an extra $188 million dollars a year into L.A. Unified - and requires input from communities on how to spend it.

With no staff, school libraries fall silent

When budgets tightened, L.A. Unified asked schools to find money on their own for librarians or library aides. Many schools didn't have the cash.

Schools back out, networks fail in LA Unified iPad project

All pilot schools were slated to receive their iPads by the end of the month, but deployment has hit several snags. Some have backed out, others say WiFi is glitchy.

LA schools and iPads: Big promises but where's the research?

As the L.A. Unified school district begins what could be the largest 1:1 iPad project in the nation, some researchers, parents and educators say it's moving too fast.

LA Unified: Results of board president investigation not public

Employees complained that L.A. Unified school board president Richard Vladovic made offensive jokes, had angry outbursts and mocked colleagues. The district looked into it, but results are secret.

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.