Anya Kamenetz

NPR

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:

To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives

Thursday, September 12, 2019

More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.

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Google To Pay $170 Million Over Allegations YouTube Collected Kids' Personal Info

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Google will pay a $170 million to settle the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General's allegations that YouTube collected personal information from children.

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The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

What's the link between smartphone use and teens' mental health? Experts disagree, with some arguing that the threat is overblown.

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Privacy Experts Say The Trade-Offs Of Tech To Track Kids In School Aren't Worth It

Monday, August 26, 2019

The use of tech to track and police our kids in school is growing and privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.

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What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

An educator and entrepreneur believes he's found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.

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New Research Casts Doubt On Connection Between Smartphone Use And Teen Mental Health

Monday, August 19, 2019

New research casts doubt on the connection between smartphone use and teens' mental health. Some argue it is a case of correlation, not causation, and that the threat is overblown.

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What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In 1 Hour A Week?

Friday, August 16, 2019

A social entrepreneur, drawing on his background as an immigrant, believes he has found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.

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What Parents May Not Realize When They Post About Their Kids Online

Monday, August 12, 2019

Some say kids have a right to privacy online — and parents pose the greatest danger of violating that right.

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Mass Shootings Renew Schools' Concerns With Protecting Students

Monday, August 12, 2019

Schools are investing in high-tech solutions to flag potential student perpetrators of violence such as mass shootings. Privacy experts and student advocates are concerned.

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In The Age Of Smartphones, Parents Are Encouraged To Be Media Mentors, Not Gatekeepers

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Pediatricians and other experts are encouraging parents to mentor their kids in using screens, rather than be just gatekeepers.

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Parents, Sometimes You're The Problem When It Comes To Tech Use

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Parents of young kids pick up their phones an average of almost 70 times a day — often to escape a stressful parenting moment. Here's how to stop using your phone as a pacifier, for you or your kids.

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Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature

Friday, July 05, 2019

A hardwired, us-vs.-them mentality can easily pull kids away from kindness, toward cruelty. Here's what parents can do about it.

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At Your Wits' End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This

Sunday, June 30, 2019

NPR's Life Kit sent a parenting expert to help a family cope with its kids' device fixation. The family learned that setting media boundaries means more than limiting the time kids spend on screens.

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Democratic Presidential Contenders Propose Free College And Student Loan Forgiveness

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates want to see who can be the most generous when it comes to alleviating higher education costs. Sen. Bernie Sanders aims to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loan debt.

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Presidential Contenders Make Higher Education Costs A Hot Button Issue

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates want to see who can be the most generous when it comes to alleviating higher education costs. Sen. Bernie Sanders aims to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loan debt.

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Harvard Rescinds Offer To Parkland Survivor After Discovery Of Racist Comments

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland student survivor, was accepted into Harvard, but after the university discovered racist slurs he made when he was 16, the offer was rescinded.

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Child Welfare Advocates Say Recreation Is Necessary For Migrant Children

Thursday, June 06, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services says it can no longer fund education, recreation and legal services for migrant youth in federal custody. Experts say that's dangerous.

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Is 'Gaming Disorder' An Illness? WHO Says Yes, Adding It To Its List Of Diseases

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

For the first time, the World Health Organization will list "gaming disorder" as a behavioral addiction, a controversial move for some.

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For NPR Student Podcast Challenge, Many Students Tackle Climate Change

Sunday, May 26, 2019

This year, NPR challenged students across the country to make podcasts about anything. Hundreds of students took on one topic: climate change.

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WATCH: It's Hard To Delay Gratification. Just Ask Cookie Monster

Friday, May 17, 2019

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Ask Cookie Monster about self-control? Sounds like the setup to a joke. But in recent years, Cookie has evolved. Watch as he demonstrates some of his favorite techniques.

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