Anya Kamenetz


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When Should Schools Close For Coronavirus?

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.


A Growing Number Of U.S. Colleges Cancel Classes Amid Coronavirus Fears

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.


6 Ways Universities Are Responding To Coronavirus

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.


Schools Are Embracing Mindfulness, But Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect

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.


A Sex Ed Update For An Internet-Enabled Generation

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.


Mindfulness Transforms Culture At High-Needs Elementary School

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.


An Indian University Is Trying To Innovate What Students Learn — And How They Learn It

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.


2 Big Teachers Unions Call For Rethinking Student Involvement In Lockdown Drills

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.


A University Built From Scratch In 5 Months Wants To Be A Global Leader

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.


'You Need To Act Now': Meet 4 Girls Working To Save The Warming World

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.


How To Talk To Children About Sex

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.


Laugh, Cry And Gasp Along With The Best Viral Classroom Moments of 2019

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Our annual roundup of the top viral teaching/learning moments from around the country on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.


The Best Viral Classroom Moments Of 2019

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.


House Democrats Grill Betsy DeVos Over Denying Student Borrower Relief

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.


In Alaska's Wilderness, A New Vision Of Higher Learning

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.


Bringing Higher Education Into The Wild In Alaska

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.


Active Shooter Drills May Not Stop A School Shooting — But This Method Could

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.


A Look At The Value Of Active Shooter Drills In Schools

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.


It's A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One

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.


Report: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Own A Smartphone By Age 11

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.