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:

Cómo hablar con los niños cuando las noticias dan miedo. Una guía bilingüe

Friday, May 27, 2022

Cuando ocurren tiroteos u otras tragedias, ¿cómo podemos hablar con los niños sobre lo que ha pasado? Tenemos consejos de expertos sobre cómo apoyar emocionalmente a los pequeñitos.

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Experts say we can prevent school shootings. Here's what the research says

Thursday, May 26, 2022

School safety experts have coalesced around a handful of important measures communities and politicians can take to protect students.

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To fend off food insecurity, Ukrainians look to their own backyards

Saturday, May 21, 2022

One in 3 Ukrainians are now food insecure, and the war could bring a food crisis all over the world. One thing that can help? Planting backyard gardens.

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How a Ukrainian teacher helped students escape Russia's invasion, and still graduate

Saturday, May 21, 2022

As residents return to a liberated town near Kyiv, a teacher and her high school students recount what it took to survive the war.

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Shelter.Lviv started on Instagram. It's now helped house 4,000 women and children

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

More than 14 million people have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. One shelter in the western city of Lviv has helped thousands of women and children. It now has only about 100 occupants left.

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The war has worsened disparities for women in Ukraine

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ukrainian feminists say their country came a long way, legally and culturally, in the past decade. Now advocates are trying to address sexual assault, economic hardship and other effects of the war.

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The education culture war is raging. But for most parents, it's background noise

Friday, April 29, 2022

By wide margins, parents across the political spectrum are satisfied with how their children's schools teach about race, gender and history. That's according to a new national poll by NPR and Ipsos.

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In an effort to make schools greener, the White House is offering billions of dollars

Friday, April 22, 2022

From solar panels to electric buses — the Biden Administration wants to make it easier for schools to tap more than $5.5 billion for climate-friendly upgrades.

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Millions of Ukrainian children are still in school despite the war

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Ukraine's focus on maintaining education during a war is in line with an emerging philosophy of disaster response.

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This school wasn't built for the new climate reality. Yours may not be either

Monday, March 21, 2022

Hurricanes, wildfires and floods: Across the country, climate change is driving more severe weather, and many schools are not prepared.

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Research from the American Psychological Association examined school violence

Thursday, March 17, 2022

A new survey of teachers, administrators, school social workers, school psychologists and school staff looks at incidents of violence and harassment toward school personnel.

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Two years ago schools shut down around the world. These are the biggest impacts

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

In March 2020, we asked experts in school disruptions what the long-range effects might be as COVID-19 closed schools. How did those predictions pan out?

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How schools and students have changed after 2 years of the pandemic

Sunday, March 13, 2022

It's been two years since schools shut down around the world, and now masks are coming off in a move back to normalcy. What effect has the pandemic had on students' learning and development?

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Biden administration cautions that rolling back mask restrictions are premature

Thursday, February 10, 2022

More states run by Democratic governors have announced plans to ease masking policies, including in schools. But the federal government is still urging caution.

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A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool

Thursday, February 10, 2022

A long-term study of a statewide preschool program tracked students through the sixth grade and found those who attended prekindergarten falling behind.

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New Jersey school mask mandates are set to end in 2nd week of March

Monday, February 07, 2022

New Jersey's governor is calling for a return to "normal" as the state's COVID cases start to fall. As of the second week of March, students and school staff will no longer be required to wear masks.

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More than half of teachers are looking for the exits, a poll says

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

A new poll from the nation's largest teachers union finds burnout is widespread, and more educators say they're thinking about leaving.

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Debate rages over whether kids should wear masks at school

Monday, January 31, 2022

Should we put KN95 masks on children or take all masks off? A new camp of parents, doctors and advocates who are pro-vaccine but against mask mandates for children is getting louder.

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After 2 years, growing calls to take masks off children in school

Friday, January 28, 2022

While issues around masking remain polarized, there are growing calls for a post-omicron off-ramp for kids and masks.

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How to talk to vaccine doubters: 5 tips for parent 'ambassadors'

Saturday, January 22, 2022

A health communications expert has developed a free online course to help people talk to those who are vaccine hesitant — and to fight misinformation with empathy.

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