Quantcast

Streams

Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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?

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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?

Comment

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.

Comment

An Update From New Orleans

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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

Comment

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?

Comment

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.

Comment

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

Friday, December 19, 2014

A framework for measuring opportunity — and outcomes.

Comment

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.

Comment

Why The President Wants To Give Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Toddlers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Today's White House summit on early education highlights public and philanthropic partnerships to support high-quality learning opportunities for young children.

Comment

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers; one of them describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."

Comment

Q&A: J is for Jihad

Saturday, December 06, 2014

A new book argues that education aid, when done badly, can bring the opposite of peace.

Comment

Teach For America At 25: With Maturity, New Pressure To Change

Monday, December 01, 2014

Now a fixture on the education landscape, TFA faces new challenges — from inside and out.

Comment