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, September 15, 2018
The now-Tropical Storm Florence closed schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos lost a court case involving student loan forgiveness and more in our weekly education news roundup.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
A judge ruled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' delay of borrower protection rules was "unlawful" and "arbitrary and capricious."
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Schools face extreme heat; a teacher testifies at the Kavanaugh hearings; STEM majors improve earnings; some teachers not equipped to teach technology
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The school shootings that weren't; a student loan watchdog quits; the number of chronically absent students is on the rise; and the top high school play and musical.
Friday, August 31, 2018
The nation's doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children's right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime.
Monday, August 27, 2018
The federal government said schools reported 235 shootings in one school year. But an NPR investigation finds that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Back to school season also brings prominent primary victories for two educators and a trend of more politically active teachers nationwide.
Thursday, August 09, 2018
James Loewen's 1995 book explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong. Now, in a new edition, Loewen champions critical thinking in the age of fake news.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The popular film Won't You Be My Neighbor? shows how the topics — and the format — Fred Rogers brought to TV are as relevant to education and child development as they ever were.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Family separation, the Supreme Court on public-sector unions, the Kavanaugh nomination: All are linked, through donations, to the billionaire family of the education secretary.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
The U.S. Education Department is going back to the drawing board on some basic rules of higher education.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Cutting kids' meat or doing their laundry can undermine their sense of self-worth, two books argue.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Two experts believe that six C's form a framework that can help parents guide kids as they grow.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Angela C. Santomero, creator of "Blue’s Clues," and NPR education blogger, Anya Kamenetz discuss kid's screen time, in addition to answering listener's questions.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Well-funded groups are spreading the word: Teachers no longer have to support the union that represents them.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Kids and grown-ups can both experience anxiety when it comes to math. One college professor has an assignment to help banish the dread.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Many experts on kids and technology are also parents — and they don't necessarily hold themselves up as paragons for parenting in a time when screens are everywhere.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
A handy guide to choosing fun and educational media for kids this summer.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Here's the most recent research on screens — just in time for summer, when kids are sure to have them out.
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Race and admissions have been in headlines a lot lately, from the federal level on down. Here's a rundown of what is known and what is happening.