Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
There's plenty of anxiety in the U.S. over getting into a top college. But a new Gallup poll suggests that, later in life, it doesn't matter nearly as much as we think. In fact, when you ask college graduates whether they're "engaged" with their work or "thriving" in all ...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Pay attention to this piece. There's going to be a test at the end.
Did that trigger scary memories of the 10th grade? Or are you just curious how you'll measure up?
If the answer is "C: Either of the above," keep reading.
Tests have existed throughout the history of ...
Monday, April 28, 2014
My first brush with professional journalism — and with violations of student privacy — came when I was a sophomore at Yale. It was 1999, and George W. Bush, a Yale alumnus, was running for president.
A writer for The New Yorker cold-called my dorm room looking for students who ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The big names in the growing education-technology industry gathered in Arizona this week.
The "Education Innovation Summit" styles itself the "Davos of ed-tech." Educators, philanthropists and political leaders like Jeb Bush rubbed elbows with the investors, venture capitalists, big companies like Microsoft and small companies hoping to get big. ...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
America may have a shot at rejoining the world's most educated nations by 2025, according to a report released Monday by the Lumina Foundation.
The Indianapolis-based foundation's annual report finds some encouraging data to counter the familiar story of a nation that is famed for its colleges and universities ...
Monday, January 02, 2012
OWS wants people to default on their student loan debts. Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, and Generation Debt, discusses the idea and other news around higher education financing.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
OWS wants people to default on their student loan debts. Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company Magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and Generation Debt, discusses the idea and other news around higher education financing. Later in the segment, Robert Applebaum, founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com, talks about his efforts to forgive student loans - and why he thinks mass default is a bad idea.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
What’s been the return of investment on your college experience? Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, No Benefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Back, discusses the way in which the value of college is being reassessed.
Friday, April 02, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Obama administration is pushing to incorporate innovative technology initiatives in its reforms of No Child Left Behind. The President has set aside millions for a technology investment fund, but should that investment go to buying computers, getting mobile devices or to teacher training? For our week long series on the future of education in America, we look at how technology factors into education.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
We asked author Anya Kamenetz to jot down some suggestions for people considering whether their education plans should include traditional college. She gave us some places to craft one's own learning, some education experiments, some thoughts on paying for schooling, and more ... but began with four big questions:
Thursday, March 25, 2010
College tuition for a four year public school rose, on average, seven percent last year. That rise came in a year where many American families are already feeling squeezed for money.