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:
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Students across the country pushed for stricter gun laws while President Trump and Secretary DeVos made news at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
What's become of some very large sums of money directed (or not) towards education? Plus, DACA's impact on college-going, in our weekly roundup.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Security experts say allowing students to have their phones with them during the school day is unlikely to make anyone safer. Maybe even the opposite.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
There is no one profile of a school shooter, but whole-school approaches to mental health and discipline have the potential to reduce violence.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Behind-the-scenes marketing has made 'I Trust Parents' the mantra of for-profit, online charter schools in their battles with states and traditional charter schools.
Monday, February 12, 2018
The announcement by the department officially states that the Title IX civil rights law doesn't protect gender identity.
Monday, February 05, 2018
The psychiatric profession is still divided, but there are treatment programs, apps and a new public campaign to address media overuse.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
NPR's Anya Kamenetz explores the questions of how much and how soon for children and digital devices through the scientific evidence available.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Are you strict, pushover or right down the middle? These nine questions could help you find the right balance when it comes to your kids and digital devices.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Students lost out on federally guaranteed special education services in the state of Texas, the federal government finds.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
A Seattle-area nonprofit called Treehouse helped almost nine out of 10 students from the foster care system graduate high school this past year — a huge increase in a few short years.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Betsy DeVos, school choice, civil rights, student loans and for-profit colleges: A look at the year in education and the big stories we're watching next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.