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:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Paul Tough's new book surveys the best new evidence on how to overcome the effects of poverty.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A research finding may have implications for attaching stakes to standardized tests. It also brings up questions about motivation — for tomorrow's test and for the rest of the students' education.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Obama administration announces an ambitious experiment to promote "dual enrollment" in high school and college.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Some states and districts are ahead of the recommendations announced today by the Obama Administration. Some are in conflict.
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Education and Justice departments have given schools guidance about prom, sports, privacy and more.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
FastTrain, a for-profit school in Florida, collected some $35 million in student loans and federal financial aid and used deceptive advertising and pressure tactics to recruit students.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The HIPPY program, based on home visits, teaches parents to be their children's first teachers.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Taking a year off before college can be a great idea or a disaster. Follow these tips.
Monday, May 02, 2016
A new study breaks down 1.4 million nights of sleep on college campuses. The results are surprising.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The latest reading and math scores of 12th-graders nationwide are out today. Here's a closer look.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
A new national survey shows a huge disconnect between parent perceptions and student performance.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, looks beyond the "dark cloud" of No Child Left Behind. In the new federal law, she sees opportunity, for teachers and students.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Some teachers worry the heated rhetoric is causing stress, especially among immigrant and minority students. Others are trying to channel the political interest into learning opportunities.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Successful science learning starts with understanding student misconceptions, argues a Harvard professor.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
It can be hard to make sense of the words used by people who want to make schools better. Here's our Reader's Guide, using the most common words in English.
Friday, April 08, 2016
A new study says that 69 percent of Chicago high school students earned D's or F's when retaking algebra on computers.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of first-year students from all backgrounds are shelling out for remedial courses, says a new report.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Partners to the P-TECH collaboration continue to disagree. But exceptions will be made for struggling students.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Meet Stratégenius Consulting — a company that helps schools find candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Many schools in the U.S. already use a software tool to block certain websites. Now, they're implementing that same tool to prevent suicide — the second leading cause of death among youth.