Anya Kamenetz

NPR

Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

What Are Parents Doing For Child Care? Here Are 3 Options (With Trade-Offs)

Friday, July 31, 2020

Some parents, particularly moms, are stepping back from the workforce, while others are turning to in-home day cares and "pandemic pods."

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Without National Strategy For School Reopenings, Parents Face Uncertainty

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The school reopening debate is heating up again. The nation's biggest teachers union raised the possibility of strikes if schools reopen without sufficient safeguards. Child care is another issue.

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'Pandemic Pods' Raise Concerns About Equity

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

As many schools opt for a hybrid or online-only fall semester, some parents are teaming up and hiring teachers to educate their children in small groups — so-called pandemic pods.

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Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A new national effort aims to deliver better online learning to any district that wants it. Some worry the program is overpromising.

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National Summer School Initiative Aims To Improve Online Teaching

Saturday, July 25, 2020

With many schools moving to remote learning or a hybrid format in the fall, a group of public and charter school leaders are trying to make sure students get a quality education, even if it's remote.

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In Reversal, Trump Says Schools In Coronavirus Hot Spots Should Delay Reopening

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The president links billions of dollars in federal aid to school districts that reopen fully but acknowledges that in some coronavirus hot spots, the start of the school year may need to be delayed.

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Polls: Parents Are Hurting Without Child Care But In No Rush To Reopen Schools

Thursday, July 23, 2020

In two new polls, a majority of parents say they prefer delaying in-person school reopening, despite the personal and economic toll.

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Families Of Children With Special Needs Are Suing In Several States. Here's Why.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

A number of lawsuits question whether schools have addressed the needs of special education students during the pandemic. But the very nature of special education makes it hard to find one solution.

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Parents Of Special Education Students File Lawsuits Over Poor Remote Education

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

There are more than seven million special education students in the U.S. And many parents of these students say their children are struggling with remote learning during the pandemic.

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NAACP Sues Betsy DeVos Over Federal Aid Money For Private Schools

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The civil rights organization argues the Department of Education has directed states to unfairly divert relief funds from public to private schools.

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New Report Says Schools Should Try To Reopen In Person For Elementary Students

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The National Academy of Sciences report includes an updated review of the evidence from around the world and a set of recommendations on mitigation strategies for the coronavirus in school settings.

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Los Angeles And San Diego Schools Announce Online-Only Fall

Monday, July 13, 2020

The districts cite "skyrocketing infection rates" in the coronavirus pandemic in Southern California.

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Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School

Friday, July 10, 2020

In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."

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When It Comes To Reopening Schools, 'The Devil's In The Details,' Educators Say

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Teachers, parents and district leaders say the back-to-school season has fogged over with confusion. Will schools reopen? And if so, how?

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U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall

Monday, June 29, 2020

The dangers of social isolation outweigh the risks of in-person classes for most children, says the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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What We Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open

Monday, June 29, 2020

A look at whether or not schools should open in the fall and how child care centers handled the pandemic. 

What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Y, and New York City's Department of Education, have been caring for tens of thousands of children during the pandemic. Neither has had reports of coronavirus clusters or outbreaks.

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Why There's A Push To Get Police Out Of Schools

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

In most states, Black students are more likely to be arrested at school, and according to one expert, "There isn't much evidence indicating that police officers in schools make schools safer."

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Inside The National Movement To Push Police Out Of Schools

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Police presence in schools has been growing for decades; now there's a national movement to get them out.

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'I'm Willing To Fight For America': 5 Student Activists On Protesting For Change

Friday, June 19, 2020

COVID-19 closed schools all over the world. But students are still taking the lead in the Black Lives Matter protests. So we ask student activists how they're organizing during the pandemic.

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