Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

'Ideas': A New Series From NPR Ed

Monday, October 12, 2015

There's nothing new under the sun in education. Except when there is. We'll explore how innovation happens, who drives it and what works.


Surprisingly Few Urban High School Students Take The ACT Or SAT

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

In 30 out of 50 cities studied in a wide-ranging new report, the rate is less than 15 percent. But the majority of four-year institutions in the U.S. still require students to take one or the other.


Like Fares On A Plane, College Tuition Bills Vary Widely

Monday, October 05, 2015

Some colleges give big discounts based on family income. Some don't. Play with Planet Money's interactive graphic to see the average price families pay at 1,550 four-year colleges.


The Education Secretary's Greatest Hits

Friday, October 02, 2015

A list of the major benchmarks of Arne Duncan's seven years in the Obama Administration — and what they mean for what's coming next.


$50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don't Think College Was Worth It

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

That's the conclusion of a new poll of 30,000 graduates of four-year colleges.


Who Are The 'Gifted And Talented' And What Do They Need?

Monday, September 28, 2015

The controversies over gifted education start with identifying who qualifies for that title.


How TV Can Make Kids Better Readers

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In their new book, two education scholars argue new media can be a key part of building literacy.


11 Million Cars Worldwide Have Emissions 'Defeat Device,' Volkswagen Says

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The software that the EPA says causes Volkswagen cars to cheat official emissions tests exists in only one type of diesel engine, the carmaker says — and it has sold 11 million of them.


The New College Scorecard: NPR Does Some Math

Monday, September 21, 2015

There are dozens of ways to slice and dice all the data in the Obama Administration's new college scorecard. Here are three.


Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set

Friday, September 18, 2015

New software introduces programming skills to pre-readers. Is this 21st century literacy? Or too much, too soon?


Making Sure College Is Worth The Cost

Friday, September 11, 2015

When it comes to choosing public, private or community college, money is only part of the equation.


50 Percent Off A College Education? Not Such A Good Deal After All

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Why so many private colleges are giving out massive discounts.


How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two new books, The Gift of Failure and How To Raise An Adult, argue that too many children are being given too much.


One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Clever, a three-year-old startup, is used by 20 million students and teachers to manage all their other apps.


2 Polls Span 2 Poles On Testing In Schools

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Does the public support or oppose federal standardized tests? It depends how you ask the question.


How The U.S. Is Neglecting Its Smartest Kids

Monday, August 24, 2015

The authors of a new book argue that efforts to raise achievement for students at the bottom have come at the expense of the most gifted and talented.


How The World's Biggest Education Company Will Spend The Next $2 Billion

Friday, August 21, 2015

Pearson has sold off two major media companies as it doubles down on education. But is all this money and attention good news for learners?


New Orleans Schools, 10 Years After Katrina: Beacon Or Warning?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The system has shown the largest, fastest improvement of any district in the nation, and yet it still ranks second from the bottom in the state.


5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A famous researcher slams popular ideas in a controversial new paper.


How Going To College Could Change Under Hillary Clinton's New Plan

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Her plan — stuffed with ideas that have been brought up by other presidential candidates, like free tuition and more affordable loan repayment — moves away from the dorms-and-tailgates stereotype.