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:
Friday, June 24, 2016
Rocketship charter schools were supposed to revolutionize education, Silicon Valley-style, and enroll 1 million students. It hasn't worked out exactly that way.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
As kindergarten becomes the new first grade, some worry that the joy of learning is being lost with higher rigor.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Finding homeless students is a challenge, as are resources and red tape. The new federal education law includes new mandates and some extra money to assist districts in helping more students.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Escuela Nueva (New School) isn't really new. But it is being praised as a kind of cutting-edge model that can teach the skills needed for jobs that robots can't do.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
A new wave of educational technology focuses on building family connections. Here's a look at two new approaches.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Black and Hispanic students are disproportionately suspended, expelled and have unequal access to education, according to the latest Civil Rights Data Collection survey.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Schools are measuring students in multiple ways — sometimes making that information public. The potential pitfalls are multiplying, too.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Suspended students more often drop out of school, says the report from UCLA's Civil Rights Project. And that imposes broad social costs.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
An unlikely leader rises in a poor, rural Southern school district.
Friday, May 27, 2016
NPR's Anya Kamenetz discusses the candidates' plans to address rising tuition, mounting student loan debt, and the accessibility of higher education.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.
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.