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:

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was accepted into Harvard, but after the university discovered racist slurs he made when he was 16, the offer was rescinded.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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College Board To Give Students 'Adversity Score' Based On Social And Economic Factors

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The College Board has begun using what it calls an Environmental Context Dashboard to provide colleges with more information about the social and economic background of students who take the SAT.

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

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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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Is Your Family Fighting Over Screens? We Want To Help

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

NPR is doing a series of stories about young people and screen time, and we'd like to hear from you.

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8 Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom

Thursday, April 25, 2019

In an NPR/Ipsos poll, 65% of teachers said they don't talk about climate change because it's not related to the subjects they teach. Here are some tips that you can use in any classroom.

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Elizabeth Warren Wants To Erase Most Student Loan Debt

Monday, April 22, 2019

The senator's higher-education proposal for her 2020 presidential run goes further than just free college and would forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in existing loans.

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Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did

Monday, April 22, 2019

As students around the globe participate in Earth Day, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 55% of teachers don't teach or talk about climate change and 46% of parents haven't discussed it with their kids.

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Felicity Huffman And 13 Others Plead Guilty In College Admissions Scandal

Monday, April 08, 2019

Thirteen parents and one university athletic coach have agreed to plead guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in connect with the college admissions scandal.

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Why Harvard, Yale And Stanford May Not Be The 'Best' Colleges

Friday, March 29, 2019

A school should be defined by its commitment to great teaching and social equity, says the outgoing president of LaGuardia Community College.

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What If Elite Colleges Switched To A Lottery For Admissions?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

What if we just pulled names out of a hat to find out who gets into America's top colleges? K-12 lottery systems might give us an idea about what would happen.

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Sparkle Unicorns And Fart Ninjas: What Parents Can Do About Gendered Toys

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Toys are more pink and blue than ever before, experts say. But before you ban the sparkle unicorns and foam-dart blasters, consider other ways to help kids expand their play possibilities.

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Trump Turns To Higher Education; And A Selective New York City High School Struggles With Diversity

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Also in this week's roundup: the White House outlined its proposals on the Higher Education Act, and only 7 black students were admitted into one of New York's most selective high schools.

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Does It Matter Where You Go To College? Some Context For The Admissions Scandal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

It's no surprise that rich people game the system to get their kids into top colleges. Here are some key takeaways as the bribery scandal evolves.

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When Kids Ask (Really) Tough Questions: A Quick Guide

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Is Santa real? Will you ever die? Children ask questions that can induce knee-buckling panic in adults. NPR's Life Kit and Sesame Workshop have research-tested strategies to help you with the answers.

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Oakland, Los Angeles And More To Come: Why Teachers Keep Going On Strike

Friday, February 22, 2019

Across the country, teachers are striking again. First there was Los Angeles, then Denver and West Virginia. Now Oakland, Calif., teachers are on the picket lines.

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What A Surge Of Teacher Strikes Nationwide Do And Don't Have In Common

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Teachers are striking in Oakland, Calif. and West Virginia, continuing a nationwide trend of teachers' strikes over the past year. Here's what these strikes do and don't have in common.

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