Anya Kamenetz


Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:

5 Radical Schooling Ideas For An Uncertain Fall And Beyond

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

American education is full of innovators practicing alternatives to the mainstream. Now, some of those alternatives are proving their mettle.


What Big Changes The Pandemic May Bring To School Classrooms

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

More than half of American parents plan to continue home-based education in the fall, a recent poll shows. Educational innovators got some radical ideas about how to improve learning in COVID-19 era.


Q&A: How To Talk To Kids About Black Lives And Police Violence

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Jesse Hagopian, the co-editor of the book Teaching For Black Lives, talks about the curriculum for this moment.


Colleges Face Student Lawsuits Seeking Refunds After Coronavirus Closures

Friday, May 29, 2020

The legal cases argue that online classes don't have the same value as on-campus ones.


Survey Shows Big Remote Learning Gaps For Low-Income And Special Needs Children

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Parents from low-income homes are twice as likely to say remote learning is going poorly or very poorly, and 1 in 3 of all parents say they are "very concerned" about children falling behind.


There's Still Time To Get A (Remote) Summer Internship

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Some companies are going virtual with their summer internship programs; other firms have simply canceled theirs. Here's our resource guide to finding the internships that are out there.


YMCA, American Camp Association Release Guide For Opening Summer Camps

Monday, May 18, 2020

The YMCA and the American Camp Association recommend grouping campers into small "cohorts," and operating overnight camps as a "bubble," admitting only those who test negative for the coronavirus.


With School Buildings Closed, Children's Mental Health Is Suffering

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A top pediatrician calls for reopening schools as soon as possible because of the negative impact the shutdown is having on students' learning and mental health.


Sesame Street's Grover Helps Kids Adapt To Life During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, May 14, 2020

In this time of fear and uncertainty, NPR's Life Kit team partners with Sesame Street's lovable monster, Grover, to answer some of kids' tough questions.


Can't Leave The House? Try Playing Competitive Video Games

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

"There's a joke going around that once the quarantine ends, everyone's going to be like a thousand times better," says one college esports competitor.


CDC Guidance For Reopening Schools, Child Care And Summer Camps Is Leaked

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The document has been in the works for some time, but reports say the White House tried to suppress it.


A Few Schools Reopen, But Remote Learning Could Go On For Years In U.S.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Governors are starting to float ideas for reopening schools. But there are many concerns about what education will look like when that happens.


DeVos To Use Coronavirus Relief Funds For Home Schooling 'Microgrants'

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a longtime advocate of alternatives to public schools, including home schooling. The secretary has also created a grant for work-based learning programs.


Child Sexual Abuse Reports Are On The Rise Amid Lockdown Orders

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The National Sexual Assault Hotline reports a jump in calls coming in from minors in the month of March, when many shelter-in-place orders began.


9 Ways Schools Will Look Different When (And If) They Reopen

Friday, April 24, 2020

From shorter days to smaller classes, school will likely look radically different in the fall.


With Campuses Closed, Columbia And Pace Students Sue For Refunds

Thursday, April 23, 2020

A growing number of colleges are facing legal complaints aimed at their response to the coronavirus pandemic.


How Cellphones Can Keep People Learning Around The World

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In places like Uganda, and increasingly in the U.S., educators are trying text messages as a more accessible distance learning alternative.


New York City Reports 50 Educators Lost To Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Around the country, losses of educators are mounting. It's unknown whether working in schools when they were open might have exposed staff to more danger than an average workplace.


4 In 10 U.S. Teens Say They Haven't Done Online Learning Since Schools Closed

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

A new national survey also suggests most teens are following coronavirus news closely — and they're worried.


Schools Ditch Zoom Amid Concerns Over Online Learning Security

Monday, April 06, 2020

School leaders in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas are abandoning the videoconferencing service after reports of meetings being disrupted by intruders.