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:
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Some of the most popular ideas in education aren't necessarily the best fixes.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
High school graduation rates are improving, but an investigation into the numbers shows some of that is due to quick fixes. Policy experts respond with their suggestions for real progress.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Free tuition has been a buzz phrase lately, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statewide proposal puts it front and center this week. Here's our look at the fine print.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Administrators now have the power to track students' browsing on school-issued laptops, even at home. That can help spot a student in distress. But the implications are complicated.
Friday, December 16, 2016
How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
A new study and book finds friends can "drag you up" or "drag you down."
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Georgia State says it has saved students $12 million in tuition because they're graduating faster, thanks to its new high-tech advising system.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton has just proposed a $500 million initiative to help states combat bullying. Here are some things you should know.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The results are mixed for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-graders. More than that, though, experts say the nation's report card may be out of step with the latest goals for science learning.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A new study finds that for every seven more adults in a neighborhood, one fewer young person leaves school.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Remembering William Bowen, a former president of Princeton University and an important scholar of higher education, who died last week.
Friday, October 21, 2016
A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training?
Monday, October 17, 2016
Students of color, low-income students, students with disabilities and English learners have all made gains.
Friday, October 14, 2016
The U.S. Education Department is taking a stronger approach to teacher-prep programs with new regulations out this week.
Monday, October 10, 2016
When school test scores are published on real estate web sites, is that an objective data point, or a subtle form of racial steering? Experts say it's complicated.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Regardless of their own race, students had more favorable perceptions of teachers of color, according to a new study from New York University.