Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."


Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.


Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better

Monday, July 14, 2014

A big national study of Head Start programs shows that focusing on preschoolers' social and emotional skills can help them better engage in learning.


'La Marseillaise' Unmasked: A Bastille Day Puzzler

Monday, July 14, 2014

From movies and musicals to hit songs, the French national anthem has been appropriated in many contexts. Are you enough of a Francophile to spot them?


How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?


The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.


Big Data Comes To College

Friday, July 04, 2014

The exploding field of "learning analytics" raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.


The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.


Asking Kids With Special Needs To Clear The Same Bar

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

An official pronouncement raises more questions than it answers.


A Role Model Pipeline For Young Black Men

Monday, June 30, 2014

Young male African-American teacher trainees learn to "embody hope" for their students.


A 'Death Knell' For Public Sector Unions? Not Yet

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Supreme Court's decision in Harris v. Quinn has limited negative implications for the expansion of unions representing teachers, nurses, police officers and more.


Chasing The Elusive 'Quality' In Online Education

Friday, June 27, 2014

One in 3 college students takes an online class, but how do we know what they are getting out of it?


What Kids Can Learn From A Water Balloon Fight

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rough-and-tumble play is a vital part of growing up ... and a really fun part of parenting.


New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."


Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

Monday, June 23, 2014

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?


A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

Saturday, June 21, 2014

College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.


Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.


Starbucks Gets Into Higher Ed

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Starbucks has announced a partnership with Arizona State University to help employees finish their degrees through online courses. Anya Kamenetz of NPR's new education team, and author of Generation Debt: Why Now is a Terrible Time to be Young (Riverhead Trade, 2006), talks about the deal and what it means for Starbucks, their workers, and the future of higher education.

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Starbucks Will Pay For Employees To Complete College

Monday, June 16, 2014

An online bachelor's degree from Arizona State University for every barista.


How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.