Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.


7 Solutions That Would Improve Graduation Rates

Monday, June 29, 2015

High school graduation rates are improving; an investigation into the numbers shows some of that is due to quick fixes. Policy experts respond with their suggestions for meaningful change.


5 Ideas To Ease The Burden Of Student Loans

Friday, June 26, 2015

Presidential candidates are writing their plans now. We talk with the experts about some of the policy options on the table.


A Soft Eraser Won't Fix This SAT Mistake

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The College Board won't score two of 10 test sections after a printing error on the instructions for the exam given earlier this month.


From 'Dropout Crisis' To Record High, Dissecting The Graduation Rate

Friday, June 12, 2015

A lot of time, effort and money over the past decade have gone into producing a great statistic, but not without unintended consequences.


High School Graduation Rates: The Good, The Bad And The Ambiguous

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

From Texas to New Jersey, we found a mix of approaches: questionable quick fixes and powerful long-term strategies.


This Summer Explore An 'Alien' Planet: Earth

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Really imagining Earth as just one of countless planets can illuminate everything you see with a new and poignant clarity, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


The Forces Behind The Decline Of For-Profit Colleges

Monday, June 08, 2015

New regulations are scheduled to take effect July 1 — the latest in a series of challenges to the industry.


From Bail Bondsman To Teacher

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Rodney Carey has been on the other side of the street in New Orleans. He's trying to get his students to come back.


The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.


Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?


A New Kind Of College Wins State Approval In Rhode Island

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

College Unbound aims to provide students who have some college experience a personalized path to a degree.


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.