Anya Kamenetz


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:

This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Plus a bill for 'Dreamers' and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.


School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.


The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.


You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.


The Earth Is Flat? Check Wikipedia

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wikipedia has discovered an educational mission in an age of rampant truthiness. And it's enlisting college students to help.


Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump's proposed 13 percent budget cut is the top education story of the week. Also: What's happening with student aid.


Trump's Budget Blueprint Pinches Pennies For Education

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The proposal from the White House calls for a $1.4 billion increase in funding for school choice; a total of $9 billion in cuts.


Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation argues that it's time to take a closer look at integration.


Parent Anxiety, Screen Time And Learning In The Digital Age

Monday, March 13, 2017

We met with parents to talk about screen time, digital privacy and the role of devices in the classroom. They had a lot of questions, so we asked some experts for answers. Take a listen.


'I Have Children Crying In The Classroom'

Thursday, March 09, 2017

What Trump's immigration crackdown means at one NYC school. Families shared their fears, and learned about their legal rights.


'Tax Credit Scholarships,' Praised By Trump, Turn Profits For Some Donors

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A program that allows poor students to choose a private school can also enrich the people who fund it.


Betsy DeVos' 'School Choice' Controversy; Historically Black Colleges And More

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Here's NPR Ed's take on the top national education stories this week. The highlight: controversy surrounding a visit from black college presidents.


Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class

Thursday, March 02, 2017

In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of F's earned by high school students.


Trump Highlighted This Unusual School Choice Idea Last Night

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The president's guest, Denisha Merriweather, received Florida's tax credit scholarship, which allows students to attend private schools.


To This Scholar, For-Profit Colleges Are 'Lower Ed'

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tressie McMillan Cottom delves into the hopes and dreams of students outside the traditional college path.


Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Our weekly recap of the latest national education news. Highlights: Betsy DeVos spoke to a major conservative gathering, and the College Board took steps to fight cheating.


Trump And Transgender Rights: What Just Happened?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance on transgender students' rights in schools. Here's what that means for the Supreme Court and for students in school right now.


What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience.


The Brian Lehrer Show Live: Jamil Smith, Ana Marie Cox, Yvette Clarke and More

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Watch video of the show's live broadcast with guests Jamil Smith and Ana Marie Cox of MTV News, U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY9), Slate's Fred Kaplan and NPR's Anya Kamenetz.


In the Classroom: A Panel of New York and New Jersey Teachers

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Local teachers join for a conversation on the current state of education and their thoughts on how President Trump's Secretary of Education might impact the system.

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