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:

Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we're not spending enough screen time with our kids.


The Most Viral Teaching Moments Of 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Teachers used social media this year to let the world into their classrooms. What did we see? A lot of crying, hugging and learning.


DeVos To Rescind Obama-Era Guidance On School Discipline

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The report from the Federal Commission on School Safety will back away from a focus on racial disparities in discipline to emphasize security, including arming school personnel.


Suspensions Are Down In U.S. Schools But Large Racial Gaps Remain

Monday, December 17, 2018

Black students and students with a disability are twice as likely to be suspended, according to an analysis of federal data for NPR.


Teen Girls And Their Moms Get Candid About Phones And Social Media

Monday, December 17, 2018

About half of all teens say they've tried to cut back on their phone use. But one of the girls we spoke with says that's hard when "it's obviously designed to be addictive."


With Lawsuits Looming, $150 Million In Student Loan Debt Cancelled

Friday, December 14, 2018

Facing legal battles, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos canceled $150 million in student loan debt from borrowers who attended shut-down colleges.


Defeated In Court, Education Dept. To Cancel $150 Million Of Student Loan Debt

Friday, December 14, 2018

The money goes back to borrowers whose colleges shut down, in many cases because of fraud and mismanagement.


Chicago's Charter Schools Go On Strike, Troubled For-Profit College Closes Campuses

Saturday, December 08, 2018

In this week's roundup of education news: The nation's first strike at a charter school network. We also look at two new reports.


DeVos' New Sexual Assault Guidelines Are Open For Public Comment

Saturday, December 01, 2018

In this week's roundup: News from the Ed Department; more parents are taking out loans for their kids in college; and two lawsuits were also filed this week.


Hope, Agency, Mastery, And Other Terms Educators Are Redefining

Friday, November 30, 2018

Here are some of the latest key words driving teachers in their work.


DeVos Announces New Rules On Campus Sexual Assault; New Bill Tries To Simplify Financial Aid

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Also in our weekly roundup: Peer pressure can be used to reduce sexual violence in schools; more students are using Pell Grants over the summer.


The Future Of Learning? Well, It's Personal

Friday, November 16, 2018

Personalization is a huge ed-tech buzzword, but not everyone agrees on what that means or if it's a good thing.


How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.


'We're Bringing Education Back': Takeaways From The Election

Friday, November 09, 2018

Here's a look at how the midterms changed a key component of education policy: state government.


Right-Wing Hate Groups Are Recruiting Video Gamers

Monday, November 05, 2018

Experts say white supremacist hate groups are targeting young video game fans for recruitment via YouTube, Twitch, game-related forums and directly within multiplayer game chat.


Education Is A Top Issue In Midterms, And Professors Promise To Encourage Voting

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Also in our weekly roundup, rural teens are experiencing homelessness, and four universities are suing the federal government over international student immigration rules.


New Findings On School Shootings; Hurricane Shuts Classrooms; And Midterm Ballots On Education

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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DeVos Misses Rulemaking Deadline; Teachers Sue Loan Servicer; Detroit Students Strike

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Also in our weekly round of education news: For-profit college regulations stay in place, for now; a new study says to judge low-income schools on growth, not just achievement


New Education Budget; Yale Discrimination Investigation; Faults In Loan Forgiveness

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Also in our weekly education news roundup: 6 ways to talk to your kids about sex after Kavanaugh; Homeschooling is growing and changing rapidly


Should We Teach About Consent In K-12? Brett Kavanaugh's Home State Says Yes

Friday, September 28, 2018

More states are requiring that children learn about consent and healthy relationships, and students themselves are among those pushing for change.