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Anya Kamenetz

NPR

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:

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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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Why Teachers Need To Know The Wrong Answers

Saturday, April 16, 2016

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Software Flags 'Suicidal' Students, Presenting Privacy Dilemma

Monday, March 28, 2016

School administrators increasingly have the power to track students' Web browsing on school-issued laptops, even when the students are at home. The implications are complicated.

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A Path 'To Debt Relief' For Defrauded Corinthian Students

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Department of Education announcement may make it easier for students to get their money back.

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The Untold Stories Of Black Girls

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Black girls are suspended from school at six times the rate of white girls. In a new book, Pushout, author Monique Morris tells their stories.

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What Artificial Intelligence Could Mean For Education

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Recent advances — such as the victory over a human Go champion — raise important questions about AI's potential role in teaching and learning.

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Bernie Sanders Says He Opposes Private Charter Schools. What Does That Mean?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

In some ways, all charters are public schools. But there are debates about how they're managed — and who should run them.

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Turmoil Behind The Scenes At A Nationally Lauded High School

Monday, March 14, 2016

The early college model known as P-TECH, a six-year program combining high school and an associate degree, has been copied all over the country but is still a hotly contested work in progress.

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Some Educators Question If Advanced Math Should Be Required

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Algebra is the one course that prevents the most people from graduating high school, and it's the single most failed course in community colleges. Now some educators are questioning w...

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Is 'Grit' Doomed To Be The New Self-Esteem?

Thursday, March 03, 2016

In just a few short weeks, students in California will be taking high-stakes tests. But the tests won't just cover math, reading and science. Students will also be responding to survey statements like "I usually finish what I start," or "I can do anything if I try."

A group of ...

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Let's Stop Requiring Advanced Math, A New Book Argues

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Hear that change jingling in my pocket? Good. I have two little questions for you.

  1. I have a quarter, a dime and a nickel. How much money DO I have?

  2. I have three coins. How much money COULD I have?

The first question is ...

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