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Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

When Teachers, Not Students, Do The Cheating

Monday, September 29, 2014

The trial of 12 Atlanta educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy is under way.

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Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

Friday, September 26, 2014

Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.

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Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots and Remote Control

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

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A $15 Million Space Race For Education

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Global Learning XPRIZE is announced this week. It poses a challenging question: With the right technology, can children teach themselves?

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These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started.

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The NPR Ed Mailbag: Alternative Teacher Certification

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Our readers had strong feelings, pro and con, on the many ways for teachers to enter the profession.

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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

Friday, September 12, 2014

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

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Playgrounds For All Children: Here's How To Find One

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds — fun and safe for all — across the country.

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Q&A: One Student's Educational Saga In New Orleans

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A high school senior looks back on five schools pre- and post-Katrina.

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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.

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Why The Atlanta Testing Scandal Matters

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.

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What Robin Williams Taught Us About Teaching

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Is a teacher someone who has all the answers or someone who helps us find them?

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Quiz: Find Your Happy Place

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Adults need to play, too! Take this quiz for your Rx of fun.

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Tests That Look Like Video Games

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Playable tests capture learning in action.

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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Monday, July 28, 2014

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

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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."

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A new book is a manual for transgender; John Powers reviews the restoration of A Hard Day's Night; Arthur Allen talks about his book The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl.

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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.

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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.

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