Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End Job

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Twenty-five years after a landmark report, a follow-up study finds child care workers still earning about the same as fast-food workers.


Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Two new surveys try to quantify the number of standardized tests students take in school — an estimated 113 by graduation.


A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Friday, November 14, 2014

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.


Five Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher

Saturday, November 08, 2014

For our 50 Great Teachers series, a panel of experts shares thoughts on great teaching: past, present, and future.


For-Profit Colleges Sue The Federal Government Over Student Loan Rules

Friday, November 07, 2014

An industry group calls an attempt to regulate the career college industry "unlawful, arbitrary and irrational."


The NPR Ed Mailbag: Tests, Proficiency, George Bush And No Child Left Behind

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No opinion left behind on No Child Left Behind.


A New Credential For The Tech Industry

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

General Assembly, an alternative education program, announces a new set of credentials for software-related jobs.


It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The No Child Left Behind law famously set this year as the date when, well, no children would be left behind. So now what?


Who Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The subject long been considered essential to a well-rounded education, but it's also been a subject that keeps millions of people from getting a degree.

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Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Why measuring learning, not time, is the next big thing in higher ed.


Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain

Saturday, October 04, 2014

In Age of Opportunity, psychologist Larry Steinberg applies neuroscience to risk-taking, peer influence, the boredom of high school and other adolescent conundrums.


The Cardinals As The New Yankees: The Week In Sports

Saturday, October 04, 2014

October has arrived, and with it baseball's postseason playoffs. NPR's Scott Simon breaks down the division series with Bloomberg's Kavitha Davidson.


When Teachers, Not Students, Do The Cheating

Monday, September 29, 2014

The trial of 12 Atlanta educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy is under way.


Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

Friday, September 26, 2014

Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.


Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots and Remote Control

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.


A $15 Million Space Race For Education

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Global Learning XPRIZE is announced this week. It poses a challenging question: With the right technology, can children teach themselves?


These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started.


The NPR Ed Mailbag: Alternative Teacher Certification

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Our readers had strong feelings, pro and con, on the many ways for teachers to enter the profession.


For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

Friday, September 12, 2014

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.


Playgrounds For All Children: Here's How To Find One

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds — fun and safe for all — across the country.