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, October 21, 2016
A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training?
Monday, October 17, 2016
Students of color, low-income students, students with disabilities and English learners have all made gains.
Friday, October 14, 2016
The U.S. Education Department is taking a stronger approach to teacher-prep programs with new regulations out this week.
Monday, October 10, 2016
When school test scores are published on real estate web sites, is that an objective data point, or a subtle form of racial steering? Experts say it's complicated.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Regardless of their own race, students had more favorable perceptions of teachers of color, according to a new study from New York University.
Monday, October 03, 2016
A $20 intervention caused a big boost in conversations between parents and kids. Researchers say there are lots of untapped opportunities like these to help kids learn out of school.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Some educators have embraced the frank new conversation about the racial impact of education reforms. Others are caught awkwardly in the middle and some --conservative reformers — feel alienated.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
In advance of the first debate, a rundown of the Democratic presidential candidate's positions.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
New rules, new reviews, and new funding for young, low-income children.
Monday, September 19, 2016
A new study says sixth-graders do better when they attend K-8 schools, so they're not the youngest.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab's new book,
Paying The Price, makes a fresh argument for free college.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Prestige? Perks? Value for money? The question of how to rate a college is far from straightforward. Here's our annual guide to making sense of all those guides.
Monday, September 12, 2016
A new report suggests that 20 to 45 percent of students are at least one grade level ahead in at least one subject.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Giving a heads-up about potentially objectionable content seems to be common teaching practice. That's one of the findings from our unscientific survey of more than 800 faculty members.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
The shutdown affects some 35,000 students and more than 8,000 employees in 38 states. ITT Technical Institutes blamed the Education Department, which recently imposed financial sanctions.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
In a new poll, 84 percent of Americans say they'd rather a failing school be reorganized than shut down.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
A new report shows that covering tuition for community college means very different things in different states.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.