Anya Kamenetz

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

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

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.


Arne Duncan Wants To Drop 'No Child Left Behind' — But Keep Its Tests

Monday, January 12, 2015

The secretary of education calls the law "tired," asserting that much of it ought to be scrapped. But he still wants to keep the annual exams that serve as the law's centerpiece.


A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED

Friday, January 09, 2015

The new GED is more expensive, computer-based and tougher. As a result, some states are embracing alternative tests, and the number of GEDs awarded last year fell.


What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A bill is being drafted that would end annual testing requirements. What would schools do without them?


An Update On For-Profit Colleges

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New regulations and new complaints for a troubled sector; a new owner for a troubled college.


An Update From New Orleans

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Charter schools, special education, and new preschool funding are among changes for New Orleans schools.


12 Weeks To A 6-Figure Job

Saturday, December 20, 2014

With that pitch, coder boot camps are poised to get much, much bigger. Is this a new education delivery system?


The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings

Friday, December 19, 2014

Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why.


New Federal College Ratings Will Consider Aid, Total Cost, Employment

Friday, December 19, 2014

A framework for measuring opportunity — and outcomes.


A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

Sunday, December 14, 2014

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.


Why The President Wants To Give Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Toddlers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Today's White House summit on early education highlights public and philanthropic partnerships to support high-quality learning opportunities for young children.


Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers; one of them describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."


Q&A: J is for Jihad

Saturday, December 06, 2014

A new book argues that education aid, when done badly, can bring the opposite of peace.


Teach For America At 25: With Maturity, New Pressure To Change

Monday, December 01, 2014

Now a fixture on the education landscape, TFA faces new challenges — from inside and out.


The History of Campus Sexual Assault

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sixty years of research on campus rape yields scholarly insight into prevention and accountability.


What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.


Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End Job

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Twenty-five years after a landmark report, a follow-up study finds child care workers still earning about the same as fast-food workers.


Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Two new surveys try to quantify the number of standardized tests students take in school — an estimated 113 by graduation.


A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Friday, November 14, 2014

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.