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:
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.
Friday, August 19, 2016
An evidence-based program teaches mindfulness to educators. Research suggests it can reduce their stress and improve their teaching.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Several recent studies looking at computers and online learning found mixed-to-negative results. And they offer clues about how schools and tech companies can do better.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
A nonprofit called Ideas42 uses psychology to help more students maximize aid and finish their degrees. The approach seems to be working.
Friday, August 05, 2016
Seymour Papert was a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning with technology. He died this week at 88.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Artificial intelligence is getting stronger. Education must adapt. Here's a framework for separating out the things schools can and should teach that are uniquely human.
Monday, August 01, 2016
A Harvard professor argues that successful science teaching starts with understanding student misconceptions.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youth, or HIPPY, is a program backed by by 20 years of research. Bill Clinton gave it some love at his speech in Philadelphia. We take a closer look.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
This proposal is novel and dramatic: a broadly scaled entitlement program for the middle class directed not at older people, like Social Security and Medicare, but at younger Americans.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lasers and lava and mummies, oh my! Here are the exhibits that kids and their grown-ups love
the most from 10 of the nation's best children's museums .
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
More students are getting affordable payments, a new report says. But they might not be the ones who really need it.
Monday, July 25, 2016
The minimum wage is flat, college tuition is up and students are broke: Summer jobs just don't have the purchasing power they used to, especially when you look at the cost of college.
Friday, July 22, 2016
A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
A researcher warns against expanding prekindergarten programs where kids spend a quarter of the day waiting in line.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Top researchers are signing on to a letter suggesting a simple, yet profound, tweak to new federal regulations.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
A new report maps school district lines that divide rich from poor.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A researcher argues for better sources of advice for parents and educators. And for greater balance between warnings about the dangers and emphasis on the positive role parents can play.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Two developmental psychologists break down 21st century skills and give everyday tips for parents on how to instill them.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Rocketship charter schools were supposed to revolutionize education, Silicon Valley-style, and enroll 1 million students. It hasn't worked out exactly that way.