Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

Corinthian Colleges Misled Students On Job Placement, Investigation Finds

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education and California's attorney general say the company overstated job-placement rates by up to 100 percent.


A $95.5 Million Settlement In For-Profit College Case

Monday, November 16, 2015

The company, EDMC, also agrees to adopt new safeguards for recruiting and disclosure. Education Secretary Duncan calls it "a clear warning to other career colleges out there."


The Incubator School: E Is For Experimental & Entrepreneur

Friday, November 13, 2015

At this Los Angeles school, STEM and entrepreneurship are as important as reading and math.


How To Get Students To Stop Using Their Cellphones In Class

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Go cold turkey or take tech breaks? Two professors offer different solutions.


The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

General Assembly offers high-tech training face to face. Google and the Department of Education are paying attention.


Obama Wants Students To Stop Taking Unnecessary Tests

Saturday, October 24, 2015

President Obama has directed the Education Department to help states cut back on tests that don't help students learn.


The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

Monday, October 19, 2015

It has long been established that poor and minority children do better in integrated classrooms. But there's more and more to suggest that the benefits spread to all students.


An EdTech Buzzword Bingo Card

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Adaptive? Personalized? What does that mean? Here's a little rundown of some of the most common buzzwords we come across when covering educational technology and innovation.


'Ideas': A New Series From NPR Ed

Monday, October 12, 2015

There's nothing new under the sun in education. Except when there is. We'll explore how innovation happens, who drives it and what works.


Surprisingly Few Urban High School Students Take The ACT Or SAT

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

In 30 out of 50 cities studied in a wide-ranging new report, the rate is less than 15 percent. But the majority of four-year institutions in the U.S. still require students to take one or the other.


Like Fares On A Plane, College Tuition Bills Vary Widely

Monday, October 05, 2015

Some colleges give big discounts based on family income. Some don't. Play with Planet Money's interactive graphic to see the average price families pay at 1,550 four-year colleges.


The Education Secretary's Greatest Hits

Friday, October 02, 2015

A list of the major benchmarks of Arne Duncan's seven years in the Obama Administration — and what they mean for what's coming next.


$50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don't Think College Was Worth It

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

That's the conclusion of a new poll of 30,000 graduates of four-year colleges.


Who Are The 'Gifted And Talented' And What Do They Need?

Monday, September 28, 2015

The controversies over gifted education start with identifying who qualifies for that title.


How TV Can Make Kids Better Readers

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In their new book, two education scholars argue new media can be a key part of building literacy.


11 Million Cars Worldwide Have Emissions 'Defeat Device,' Volkswagen Says

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The software that the EPA says causes Volkswagen cars to cheat official emissions tests exists in only one type of diesel engine, the carmaker says — and it has sold 11 million of them.


The New College Scorecard: NPR Does Some Math

Monday, September 21, 2015

There are dozens of ways to slice and dice all the data in the Obama Administration's new college scorecard. Here are three.


Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set

Friday, September 18, 2015

New software introduces programming skills to pre-readers. Is this 21st century literacy? Or too much, too soon?


Making Sure College Is Worth The Cost

Friday, September 11, 2015

When it comes to choosing public, private or community college, money is only part of the equation.


50 Percent Off A College Education? Not Such A Good Deal After All

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Why so many private colleges are giving out massive discounts.