Anya Kamenetz

Staff Writer, Fast Company Magazine and author of “Generation Debt”

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

What Do You Do With A Student Who Fidgets?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Stress ducks, Hokki Stools and other classroom strategies for students who need to move to learn.


Vindication For Fidgeters: Movement May Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

Thursday, May 14, 2015

There's a correlation between physical movement and mental work, new research suggests. For kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, that may mean bouncing a knee helps sharpen their focus.


A Key Researcher Says 'Grit' Isn't Ready For High-Stakes Measures

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Angela Duckworth worries that when it comes to measuring students' resilience, education policy may be getting ahead of science.


A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brittany Packnett calls for change in the street and in the classroom.


Counting Poor Students Is Getting Harder

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Changes to the Free and Reduced-Price Lunch program undermine a long-used measurement for child poverty.


AltSchool Promises To Reimagine Education For the 2030s

Thursday, May 07, 2015

One of the hottest new startups in the Bay Area is a school. The AltSchool was founded by a former Google engineer and he's raised $100 million to build these for-profit microschools.


A For-Profit School Startup Where Kids Are Beta Testers

Monday, May 04, 2015

AltSchool's innovative for-profit schools are based on intensive technical innovation. The startup has attracted more than $100 million from high-profile backers, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.


Several Florida School Districts Cut (Way) Back On Tests

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Miami-Dade County abandons a plan to administer 300 different end-of-course exams. The new number: 10. Broward County will throw out 1,300.


Delinquent. Dropout. At-Risk. When Words Become Labels

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How we describe students affects how we approach them, whether as a risk or an opportunity.


The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Monday, April 27, 2015

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.


What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.


To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.


Anti-Test 'Opt-Out' Movement Makes A Wave In New York State

Monday, April 20, 2015

Activists say that about 175,000 students refused to take federally mandated tests last week.

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Falling Through The Cracks: Young Lives Adrift In New Orleans

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.


In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Friday, April 17, 2015

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.


New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.


The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Eleven school employees are convicted of racketeering in a case involving high-stakes standardized testing. Here's our take on the trial.


Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday.


Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A group of students met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday to send a message: They won't pay back the loans they incurred attending troubled for-profit colleges.


In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

Monday, March 23, 2015

A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.