Anya Kamenetz

Staff Writer, Fast Company Magazine and author of “Generation Debt”

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.


To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.


Anti-Test 'Opt-Out' Movement Makes A Wave In New York State

Monday, April 20, 2015

Activists say that about 175,000 students refused to take federally mandated tests last week.

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Falling Through The Cracks: Young Lives Adrift In New Orleans

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.


In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Friday, April 17, 2015

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.


New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.


The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Eleven school employees are convicted of racketeering in a case involving high-stakes standardized testing. Here's our take on the trial.


Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday.


Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A group of students met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday to send a message: They won't pay back the loans they incurred attending troubled for-profit colleges.


In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

Monday, March 23, 2015

A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.


Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

Thursday, March 19, 2015

America's schools are rocketing into the digital age. But parents are often in the dark as to how or, more importantly, why.


Six Things We Learned At South By Southwest EDU

Sunday, March 15, 2015

At the annual event in Austin, Texas: Big data, privacy, physics and the power of Twitter.


Math Love, Game-Based Learning, And More From NPR Ed At #SXSWEdu

Monday, March 09, 2015

We'll be among the teachers, edupreneurs and innovators in Austin.


If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.


Q&A With Lani Guinier: Redefining The 'Merit' In Meritocracy

Friday, February 20, 2015

The civil rights expert has a new book about the velvet rope in front of the ivory tower.


Q&A: Exit Interview With A Nationally Known School Leader

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Three and a half years is the average tenure for large-district superintendents. Joshua Starr hit it on the nose.


Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality

Monday, February 02, 2015

E-learning in K-12 is a growing trend, but many schools are underperformers. What's to be done?


Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

Monday, January 26, 2015

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.


The Past, Present And Future of High-Stakes Testing

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.


A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Will choice and competition really improve academic quality? A new study out of New Orleans complicates the picture.