Anya Kamenetz

NPR

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:

Surprise, Trump's Education Ideas Are Polarizing

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A new national poll shows public opinion swings on vouchers, charters and more.

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Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville

Monday, August 14, 2017

Teaching tolerance in a time of upheaval.

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Social And Emotional Skills: Everybody Loves Them, But Still Can't Define Them

Monday, August 14, 2017

Social-emotional learning. Grit. Resilience. Agency. Empathy. Executive function. Education experts agree these are all crucial for student success, but the agreement stops there.

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The 'Fundamental Right To Literacy' Debated In Court

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Changes to remedial education in California, high school students feel underprepared for college, and more in our weekly roundup.

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Student Debt: Paralyzing Lives One Student at a Time

Friday, August 11, 2017

More college students are taking on more debt, and paying it all off will impact their lives, and the U.S. economy, for years to come. What are the solutions? 

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'Schoolifying' Minecraft Without Ruining It

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Microsoft is trying to help more teachers use the hugely popular game in the classroom without alienating the initial enthusiasts.

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At Long Last, Signs That College Tuition Might Come Down

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The costs of higher education are softening in some places, but experts aren't too excited yet.

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The Public Schools Near Betsy DeVos' Hometown Are Doing Great

Monday, August 07, 2017

Facing down competition from charters and choice, the Grand Rapids Public Schools are responding with new initiatives and higher student achievement.

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Student Loan Forgiveness For Public Servants Up In The Air

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The education secretary will allow competition for servicing student loans; new concerns over affirmative action; Public Service Loan Forgiveness in question, and more in our weekly roundup.

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New Fears For Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

On a busy day for higher education news, the Department of Education suggests in a legal filing that no one is certified for the program.

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A College President On Her School's Worst Year Ever

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Student deaths, mental health issues, stress and overwork, racial and ethnic tensions: These are just some of the challenges faced by Maria Klawe at Harvey Mudd College.

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Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Advanced Placement program has scored a win for diversity with the help of Silicon Valley.

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Trump Donates To Education Department

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Secretary DeVos announces the president's donation, a report on good jobs without a college degree, college tuition goes down and more education news.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

Monday, July 24, 2017

In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

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Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.

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Betsy DeVos Speech Greeted By Protesters She Calls 'Defenders Of The Status Quo'

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The education secretary has longstanding ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast.

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Private Student Loans: The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

They're less common than they were a decade ago, but still the most expensive and riskiest way to pay for college.

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One University President's Candid Take On The Future Of Higher Ed

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"I do not want whoever sits here in 10 years to say, 'How could you be asleep at the switch?'" opines Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University.

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Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next

Sunday, July 16, 2017

More than 2,000 teachers responded to our survey. Some called their student loan debt "an albatross around my neck," others simply said, "Help!"

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Uproar Over Education Department Officials' Approach To Campus Sexual Assault

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Defrauded students speak out against DeVos' regulatory walkback, and more in our weekly roundup.

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