Anya Kamenetz


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:

More College Presidents Join The Millionaires' Club

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.


A New Way To Measure Schools; Russia Readers Best U.S.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

What the tax plan means for students, the GAO weighs in on vouchers, and more in our weekly roundup.


How The House And Senate Bills Affect Higher Ed

Friday, December 08, 2017

Colleges and universities across the country are expected to be hit hard by the Republican tax plan. The House and Senate bills differ in important ways, but both would mean big changes for higher ed.


What A Tax Overhaul Could Mean For Students And Schools

Thursday, December 07, 2017

The House and Senate are working to reconcile their versions of a tax plan, but one thing is certain: Big changes are ahead for the nation's schools and colleges.


A Tech-Based Tool To Address Campus Sexual Assault

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Callisto, a secure platform that allows students to report sexual assault and harassment, is hoping to "give power back to victims." It's in use at 12 colleges with a total of 150,000 students.


How To Motivate 80,000 Teachers

Sunday, December 03, 2017

The nonprofit group STIR Education sees the existing teacher force as the solution, not the obstacle, to improving learning in the developing world.


Saving Lives Via Text Message

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The suicide rate for teenage girls is at a 40-year high. A nonprofit called Crisis Text Line is providing help — sometimes lifesaving help — through a medium trusted by young people: text messages.


Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the past six years.


Our Student Loan Questions Live: Part One

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Is loan forgiveness a safe bet? When is college not a good investment? Is bankruptcy an option? Part one of our live call-in specials about student loan debt.

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Student Debt: Paralyzing Lives One Student at a Time

Friday, August 11, 2017

More college students are taking on more debt, and paying it all off will impact their lives, and the U.S. economy, for years to come. What are the solutions? 

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Student Loan Forgiveness For Public Servants Up In The Air

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The education secretary will allow competition for servicing student loans; new concerns over affirmative action; Public Service Loan Forgiveness in question, and more in our weekly roundup.


New Fears For Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

On a busy day for higher education news, the Department of Education suggests in a legal filing that no one is certified for the program.


A College President On Her School's Worst Year Ever

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Student deaths, mental health issues, stress and overwork, racial and ethnic tensions: These are just some of the challenges faced by Maria Klawe at Harvey Mudd College.


Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Advanced Placement program has scored a win for diversity with the help of Silicon Valley.


Trump Donates To Education Department

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Secretary DeVos announces the president's donation, a report on good jobs without a college degree, college tuition goes down and more education news.


Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

Monday, July 24, 2017

In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.


Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.


Betsy DeVos Speech Greeted By Protesters She Calls 'Defenders Of The Status Quo'

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The education secretary has longstanding ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast.


Private Student Loans: The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

They're less common than they were a decade ago, but still the most expensive and riskiest way to pay for college.


One University President's Candid Take On The Future Of Higher Ed

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"I do not want whoever sits here in 10 years to say, 'How could you be asleep at the switch?'" opines Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University.