Anya Kamenetz


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:

'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Paul Tough's new book surveys the best new evidence on how to overcome the effects of poverty.


Paying Students May Raise Test Scores, But The Lesson Is Not Over

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.


A First: Pell Grants For High School Students Who Take College Classes

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Obama administration announces an ambitious experiment to promote "dual enrollment" in high school and college.


How Schools Around The Country Are Treating Transgender Student Rights

Friday, May 13, 2016

Some states and districts are ahead of the recommendations announced today by the Obama Administration. Some are in conflict.


Here's Exactly What The Administration Is Saying About Transgender Students

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Education and Justice departments have given schools guidance about prom, sports, privacy and more.


As Feds Crack Down On For-Profit College, A Founder Heads To Prison For Fraud

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.


Fact Check: Did Hillary Clinton Introduce A New Approach To Early Education?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The HIPPY program, based on home visits, teaches parents to be their children's first teachers.


How To Have A Successful Gap Year — Tips For Malia Obama And Other High School Grads

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Taking a year off before college can be a great idea or a disaster. Follow these tips.


How College Students Are Sleeping ... Or Not

Monday, May 02, 2016

A new study breaks down 1.4 million nights of sleep on college campuses. The results are surprising.


Most High School Seniors Aren't College Or Career Ready, Says 'Nation's Report Card'

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The latest reading and math scores of 12th-graders nationwide are out today. Here's a closer look.


9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A new national survey shows a huge disconnect between parent perceptions and student performance.


'Don't Wait For An Act Of Congress': Union Chief On Politics And Testing

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.


What Are Kids Learning From This Presidential Election?

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.


Why Teachers Need To Know The Wrong Answers

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Successful science learning starts with understanding student misconceptions, argues a Harvard professor.


A Simple Cure For Education's Jargonitis

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.


Research Finds Poor Outcomes For Students Who Retake Courses Online

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.


Taking High School Courses In College Costs Students And Families Nearly $1.5 Billion

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of first-year students from all backgrounds are shelling out for remedial courses, says a new report.


Update To The Story Of A Nationally Lauded High School

Friday, April 01, 2016

Partners to the P-TECH collaboration continue to disagree. But exceptions will be made for struggling students.


A Diverse Teaching Force? This Search Firm Can Help, But It'll Cost You

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Meet Stratégenius Consulting — a company that helps schools find candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.


Schools Turn To Software For Suicide Prevention — But Not Everyone's On Board

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.