Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

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.


Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

Thursday, March 19, 2015

America's schools are rocketing into the digital age. But parents are often in the dark as to how or, more importantly, why.


Six Things We Learned At South By Southwest EDU

Sunday, March 15, 2015

At the annual event in Austin, Texas: Big data, privacy, physics and the power of Twitter.


Math Love, Game-Based Learning, And More From NPR Ed At #SXSWEdu

Monday, March 09, 2015

We'll be among the teachers, edupreneurs and innovators in Austin.


If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.


Q&A With Lani Guinier: Redefining The 'Merit' In Meritocracy

Friday, February 20, 2015

The civil rights expert has a new book about the velvet rope in front of the ivory tower.


Q&A: Exit Interview With A Nationally Known School Leader

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Three and a half years is the average tenure for large-district superintendents. Joshua Starr hit it on the nose.


Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality

Monday, February 02, 2015

E-learning in K-12 is a growing trend, but many schools are underperformers. What's to be done?


Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

Monday, January 26, 2015

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.


The Past, Present And Future of High-Stakes Testing

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.


A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Will choice and competition really improve academic quality? A new study out of New Orleans complicates the picture.


Arne Duncan Wants To Drop 'No Child Left Behind' — But Keep Its Tests

Monday, January 12, 2015

The secretary of education calls the law "tired," asserting that much of it ought to be scrapped. But he still wants to keep the annual exams that serve as the law's centerpiece.


A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED

Friday, January 09, 2015

The new GED is more expensive, computer-based and tougher. As a result, some states are embracing alternative tests, and the number of GEDs awarded last year fell.


What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A bill is being drafted that would end annual testing requirements. What would schools do without them?


An Update On For-Profit Colleges

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New regulations and new complaints for a troubled sector; a new owner for a troubled college.


An Update From New Orleans

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Charter schools, special education, and new preschool funding are among changes for New Orleans schools.


12 Weeks To A 6-Figure Job

Saturday, December 20, 2014

With that pitch, coder boot camps are poised to get much, much bigger. Is this a new education delivery system?


The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings

Friday, December 19, 2014

Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why.


New Federal College Ratings Will Consider Aid, Total Cost, Employment

Friday, December 19, 2014

A framework for measuring opportunity — and outcomes.


A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

Sunday, December 14, 2014

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.