Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

Making Science Teaching More Than 'A Backup Plan'

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Learning Assistant Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is producing better science learning from kindergarten through college.


Education Secretary Calls For Fewer (But Better) Tests

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

"Simplistic or poorly constructed tests," says John King, "just take away from critical learning time."


What It Means That The High School Diploma Is Now A Moving Target

Monday, February 01, 2016

At least six states are switching the rules so students can get diplomas retroactively.


How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lessons from our 50 Great Teachers project: Top educators on trust, caring, respect and awakening "something you've never seen before."


Lowering The Bar For The New GED Test

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Many students had complained the new version was too hard. A lower minimum passing score means tens of thousands of students could potentially get their high school equivalency diplomas retroactively.


Why Female Professors Get Lower Ratings

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hint: It's not because they're worse teachers. A new study says evaluations are biased against female faculty.


To Be Young, 'Gifted' And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A new study finds black students are half as likely as white students to be assigned to a gifted program. Unless their teacher looks like them.


The Obama Administration Proposes $2 Billion More In College Aid

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The extra money will go to students with financial need who are staying on track academically.


5 Ways Elite-College Admissions Shut Out Poor Kids

Friday, January 15, 2016

Athletic scholarships, campus visits and other factors work against high-achieving low-income students, a new report says.


Pretty Girls Make (Higher) Grades

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In a study of students at a Colorado university, attractiveness in women was linked to better grades. But the difference disappeared for online classes.


The President Wants Every Student To Learn Computer Science. How Would That Work?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Adding a new, complex, technical subject to the curriculum won't be easy. We hear from students, teachers, entrepreneurs and educators about the challenges.


Why Kindergarten Is The New First Grade

Friday, January 08, 2016

Less art and play; more textbooks and tests, say surveyed teachers.


Kids And Screen Time: A Peek At Upcoming Guidance

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Does using digital media require moderation, like eating some tasty foods, or abstinence, like cigarettes? An expert weighs in.


We're Thinking About ADHD All Wrong, Says A Top Pediatrician

Monday, January 04, 2016

Every child needs help from parents and teachers to develop his or her attention span, argues a researcher.


U.S. High Schools Employ Mixed Strategies To Raise Graduation Rates

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NPR explores what is behind rising high school graduation rates and the methods schools use to increase these rates.


How Writing Down Specific Goals Can Empower You

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The act of writing can affect health, happiness and success. In one experiment, goal-setting dramatically reduced the achievement gap.


School Testing 2016: Same Tests, Different Stakes

Monday, December 28, 2015

The law has changed, but what President Obama calls "too much testing" is likely to continue.


U.S. High School Graduation Rate Hits Record High

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

For the fourth straight year, the U.S. high school graduation rate has improved — reaching an all-time high of 82 percent in the 2013-2014 school year, the Department of Education announced Tuesday.


A Kids' Coding Expert Says We're Making Computer Class Way Too Boring

Friday, December 11, 2015

This week, thousands of events around the world are encouraging computer-coding literacy. "Coding is really about creative self-expression and storytelling," says Mitchel Resnick of MIT's Media Lab.


Google Hit With A Student Privacy Complaint

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Fifty million students and teachers use free Google Apps for Education. A civil liberties organization says their data are being misused.