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Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

Why The Atlanta Testing Scandal Matters

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.

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What Robin Williams Taught Us About Teaching

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Is a teacher someone who has all the answers or someone who helps us find them?

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Quiz: Find Your Happy Place

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Adults need to play, too! Take this quiz for your Rx of fun.

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Tests That Look Like Video Games

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Playable tests capture learning in action.

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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Monday, July 28, 2014

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A new book is a manual for transgender; John Powers reviews the restoration of A Hard Day's Night; Arthur Allen talks about his book The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl.

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Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.

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Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better

Monday, July 14, 2014

A big national study of Head Start programs shows that focusing on preschoolers' social and emotional skills can help them better engage in learning.

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'La Marseillaise' Unmasked: A Bastille Day Puzzler

Monday, July 14, 2014

From movies and musicals to hit songs, the French national anthem has been appropriated in many contexts. Are you enough of a Francophile to spot them?

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.

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Big Data Comes To College

Friday, July 04, 2014

The exploding field of "learning analytics" raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.

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The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.

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Asking Kids With Special Needs To Clear The Same Bar

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

An official pronouncement raises more questions than it answers.

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A Role Model Pipeline For Young Black Men

Monday, June 30, 2014

Young male African-American teacher trainees learn to "embody hope" for their students.

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A 'Death Knell' For Public Sector Unions? Not Yet

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Supreme Court's decision in Harris v. Quinn has limited negative implications for the expansion of unions representing teachers, nurses, police officers and more.

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Chasing The Elusive 'Quality' In Online Education

Friday, June 27, 2014

One in 3 college students takes an online class, but how do we know what they are getting out of it?

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What Kids Can Learn From A Water Balloon Fight

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rough-and-tumble play is a vital part of growing up ... and a really fun part of parenting.

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