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, February 15, 2020
India has more young people than any other country in the world and that means, the country needs many more college classrooms.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
About 95% of American public schools have adopted some form of active shooter drills. But there's little proof they're effective — and there's growing concern they can traumatize children.
Saturday, February 08, 2020
A new campus in India, SRM Andhra Pradesh, has high-tech labs, classrooms that use Artificial Intelligence and no paved road to the campus.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
"When we organize, we model the world we want to see," says teenager Xiye Bastida. Activist girls like Bastida have been especially visible in the fight against climate change.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Sex is a topic that can leave parents embarrassed. Experts say it's never too soon to talk openly with your kids about their bodies.
Saturday, January 04, 2020
Our annual roundup of the top viral teaching/learning moments from around the country on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Social media gives us a look into the lives of students and teachers. Dozens of teachers used music, costumes and stunts to bring life to their classes this year.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
The education secretary testified before the House education committee about her handling of a loan relief program for student borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.
Sunday, December 08, 2019
The Arete Project in Southeast Alaska brings very different students from around the world together to learn from nature and each other, and earn college credit along the way.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
In remote Southeast Alaska, an experiment is bringing together radically diverse groups of college students to learn from the land, physical labor and each other.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Active shooter drills are one way schools prepare for possible shootings. Now a new report underlines a method for prevention: threat assessment, along with social and emotional support for students.
Friday, November 22, 2019
The jury is still out on whether active shooter drills do more harm than good. But according to a new U.S. government report, there is one proven way to make schools safer: prevention.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
A broad new national survey examines media use among children and teenagers and the very different ways young people are using their devices.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
American teenagers spend 7 hours, 22 minutes per day on average with screen media, not counting schoolwork or homework. That's according to the newly released Common Sense Census.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
A recent conference on climate change focused on the ways teachers, scientists and activists can help the next generation shape a comprehensive approach to the fight against global warming.
Friday, October 25, 2019
A federal judge has also fined U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to stop collecting from former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges, which shut down in 2014.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
In kids, some worry is natural, but too much can hold them back. If you wonder about your child's anxiety, we want to hear from you.
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.
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.
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.