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Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brittany Packnett calls for change in the street and in the classroom.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Delinquent. Dropout. At-Risk. When Words Become Labels

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How we describe students affects how we approach them, whether as a risk or an opportunity.

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The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Monday, April 27, 2015

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.

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What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.

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To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.

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Anti-Test 'Opt-Out' Movement Makes A Wave In New York State

Monday, April 20, 2015

Activists say that about 175,000 students refused to take federally mandated tests last week.

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Falling Through The Cracks: Young Lives Adrift In New Orleans

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.

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In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Friday, April 17, 2015

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.

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New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.

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The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Eleven school employees are convicted of racketeering in a case involving high-stakes standardized testing. Here's our take on the trial.

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Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday.

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Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A group of students met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday to send a message: They won't pay back the loans they incurred attending troubled for-profit colleges.

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In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

Monday, March 23, 2015

A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.

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