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:
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.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
As kindergarten becomes the new first grade, some worry that the joy of learning is being lost with higher rigor.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Finding homeless students is a challenge, as are resources and red tape. The new federal education law includes new mandates and some extra money to assist districts in helping more students.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Escuela Nueva (New School) isn't really new. But it is being praised as a kind of cutting-edge model that can teach the skills needed for jobs that robots can't do.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
A new wave of educational technology focuses on building family connections. Here's a look at two new approaches.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Black and Hispanic students are disproportionately suspended, expelled and have unequal access to education, according to the latest Civil Rights Data Collection survey.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Schools are measuring students in multiple ways — sometimes making that information public. The potential pitfalls are multiplying, too.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Suspended students more often drop out of school, says the report from UCLA's Civil Rights Project. And that imposes broad social costs.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
An unlikely leader rises in a poor, rural Southern school district.
Friday, May 27, 2016
NPR's Anya Kamenetz discusses the candidates' plans to address rising tuition, mounting student loan debt, and the accessibility of higher education.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.