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:
Sunday, September 25, 2016
In advance of the first debate, a rundown of the Democratic presidential candidate's positions.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
New rules, new reviews, and new funding for young, low-income children.
Monday, September 19, 2016
A new study says sixth-graders do better when they attend K-8 schools, so they're not the youngest.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab's new book,
Paying The Price, makes a fresh argument for free college.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Prestige? Perks? Value for money? The question of how to rate a college is far from straightforward. Here's our annual guide to making sense of all those guides.
Monday, September 12, 2016
A new report suggests that 20 to 45 percent of students are at least one grade level ahead in at least one subject.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Giving a heads-up about potentially objectionable content seems to be common teaching practice. That's one of the findings from our unscientific survey of more than 800 faculty members.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
The shutdown affects some 35,000 students and more than 8,000 employees in 38 states. ITT Technical Institutes blamed the Education Department, which recently imposed financial sanctions.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
In a new poll, 84 percent of Americans say they'd rather a failing school be reorganized than shut down.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
A new report shows that covering tuition for community college means very different things in different states.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.
Friday, August 19, 2016
An evidence-based program teaches mindfulness to educators. Research suggests it can reduce their stress and improve their teaching.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Several recent studies looking at computers and online learning found mixed-to-negative results. And they offer clues about how schools and tech companies can do better.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
A nonprofit called Ideas42 uses psychology to help more students maximize aid and finish their degrees. The approach seems to be working.
Friday, August 05, 2016
Seymour Papert was a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning with technology. He died this week at 88.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Artificial intelligence is getting stronger. Education must adapt. Here's a framework for separating out the things schools can and should teach that are uniquely human.
Monday, August 01, 2016
A Harvard professor argues that successful science teaching starts with understanding student misconceptions.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youth, or HIPPY, is a program backed by by 20 years of research. Bill Clinton gave it some love at his speech in Philadelphia. We take a closer look.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
This proposal is novel and dramatic: a broadly scaled entitlement program for the middle class directed not at older people, like Social Security and Medicare, but at younger Americans.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lasers and lava and mummies, oh my! Here are the exhibits that kids and their grown-ups love
the most from 10 of the nation's best children's museums .