Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Closing schools can slow the spread of disease and, in turn, save lives. But it also causes huge disruptions, especially for children who depend on the free and reduced-cost meals they get at school.
Monday, March 09, 2020
Harvard University, Rice University and Ohio State University are among the schools that have paused in-person classes. More than half a million students are affected by the cancellations.
Friday, March 06, 2020
From online classes to warnings against xenophobia — and at least one "COVID-cat" — here's how schools are coping with the global health crisis.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
One in 5 American children struggles with anxiety. To help students cope, more and more schools are turning to mindfulness — but the explosion of interest has some researchers advising caution.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
NPR's Life Kit podcast team discusses its latest reporting: on why sex education for teens needs a 21st century update.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
A struggling elementary school in East Nashville, Tenn., is incorporating mindfulness, but experts caution that mindfulness is not a panacea and programs should follow scientific guidelines.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
India has more young people than any other country in the world and that means, the country needs many more college classrooms.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
About 95% of American public schools have adopted some form of active shooter drills. But there's little proof they're effective — and there's growing concern they can traumatize children.
Saturday, February 08, 2020
A new campus in India, SRM Andhra Pradesh, has high-tech labs, classrooms that use Artificial Intelligence and no paved road to the campus.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
"When we organize, we model the world we want to see," says teenager Xiye Bastida. Activist girls like Bastida have been especially visible in the fight against climate change.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Sex is a topic that can leave parents embarrassed. Experts say it's never too soon to talk openly with your kids about their bodies.
Saturday, January 04, 2020
Our annual roundup of the top viral teaching/learning moments from around the country on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Social media gives us a look into the lives of students and teachers. Dozens of teachers used music, costumes and stunts to bring life to their classes this year.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
The education secretary testified before the House education committee about her handling of a loan relief program for student borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.
Sunday, December 08, 2019
The Arete Project in Southeast Alaska brings very different students from around the world together to learn from nature and each other, and earn college credit along the way.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
In remote Southeast Alaska, an experiment is bringing together radically diverse groups of college students to learn from the land, physical labor and each other.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Active shooter drills are one way schools prepare for possible shootings. Now a new report underlines a method for prevention: threat assessment, along with social and emotional support for students.
Friday, November 22, 2019
The jury is still out on whether active shooter drills do more harm than good. But according to a new U.S. government report, there is one proven way to make schools safer: prevention.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
A broad new national survey examines media use among children and teenagers and the very different ways young people are using their devices.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
American teenagers spend 7 hours, 22 minutes per day on average with screen media, not counting schoolwork or homework. That's according to the newly released Common Sense Census.