Anya Kamenetz is NPR's lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning.
Kamenetz is the author of several books about the future of education.
Generation Debt(Riverhead, 2006), dealt with youth economics and politics; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Chelsea Green, 2010), investigated innovations to address the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. Her forthcoming book, The Test (PublicAffairs, 2015), is about the past, present and future of testing in American schools.
Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves and joining President Donald Trump to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C., is at the center of a lot of education news this week.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Here's a roundup of how new leadership could affect education.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The controversy over President Trump's education secretary has brought new interest in seeking local office.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
A congressman has introduced a one-line bill that would kill the department. Legal scholars call it "symbolic legislation." Meanwhile, the House has voted to curtail some key education regulations.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The most controversial Cabinet pick in recent memory squeaks through with some help from Vice President Pence. Here are some implications for higher education, school choice and more.
Friday, February 03, 2017
People from both sides of the aisle have come close to scuttling the nomination of the Michigan philanthropist to be secretary of education.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
The nomination of President Trump's choice for education secretary could come down to a single tie-breaker voted cast by Vice President Pence. Democrats and two Republicans oppose DeVos.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
"Tax credit scholarships" are a twist on vouchers. Florida's program is one of the largest in the country, serving 92,000 students.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Many international students trying to get back to classes at NYU, MIT, Yale and other U.S. schools are now in limbo.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Some of the most popular ideas in education aren't necessarily the best fixes.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
High school graduation rates are improving, but an investigation into the numbers shows some of that is due to quick fixes. Policy experts respond with their suggestions for real progress.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Free tuition has been a buzz phrase lately, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statewide proposal puts it front and center this week. Here's our look at the fine print.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Administrators now have the power to track students' browsing on school-issued laptops, even at home. That can help spot a student in distress. But the implications are complicated.
Friday, December 16, 2016
How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
A new study and book finds friends can "drag you up" or "drag you down."
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Georgia State says it has saved students $12 million in tuition because they're graduating faster, thanks to its new high-tech advising system.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton has just proposed a $500 million initiative to help states combat bullying. Here are some things you should know.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The results are mixed for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-graders. More than that, though, experts say the nation's report card may be out of step with the latest goals for science learning.