Anya Kamenetz is NPR's lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning.
Kamenetz is the author of several books about the future of education. Generation Debt(Riverhead, 2006), dealt with youth economics and politics; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Chelsea Green, 2010), investigated innovations to address the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. Her forthcoming book, The Test (PublicAffairs, 2015), is about the past, present and future of testing in American schools.
Anya Kamenetz appears in the following:
Monday, May 22, 2017
Florida's Gardiner Scholarship provides money for students with some special needs to study as they wish. A controversial bill would expand it.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
It's hard to know how schools of choice — charter or private — are performing. Researchers say that's precisely because they are schools of choice. But here's what we do know.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
A push for better student data and more news of the week.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Florida has the most choices of any state for students with special needs: public, private, charter and home schooling. Still, some families can't find a good fit.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Our weekly education news roundup: The secretary of education's commencement speech at an HBCU; aid denied to low-income students; an update on federal aid applications.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
A big new study shows half as many student reports of bullying — including physical bullying, threats and cyberbullying — compared with a decade earlier.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
President Trump says he fired FBI Director James Comey because "he was not doing a good job." And members of Congress are facing hostile crowds at town halls back in their districts.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
There is an outcry over the secretary of education's invitation to speak at the commencement of a private, Christian, historically black college in Florida.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Our weekly education roundup: A big investigation into sexual assault in K-12 schools; achievement gaps persist in high school graduation rates.
Friday, May 05, 2017
As the Netflix series sparks a national discussion, new research shows 1 in 5 middle and high schoolers have thoughts of suicide, and offers suggestions for adults in fighting the problem.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Some 32,000 students from the for-profit Kaplan University will join Purdue University in Indiana as part of a deal announced recently.
Monday, May 01, 2017
Nearly 3 million students take their Advanced Placement exams in the coming weeks. There's very little independent research on the benefits of these courses.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Our weekly education news roundup: State officials criticize DeVos on student loan protections; and typos torpedo some grant applications for low-income students.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Education Secretary tours schools with the head of the American Federation of Teachers, the controversy over Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley, and other highlights from the week in education.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Half of private donors to Syrian students are funding educational technology, a report says. It's not necessarily what schools need, one co-author says, considering they may lack reliable electricity.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Federal marshals aren't the only new faces at the U.S. Education Department, we report in our weekly roundup of education news. The other big story: New York State's plan for free college.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Freedom's just another word for ... a full-ride scholarship, with strings attached. New York's vast new scholarship program has brought praise, and some nitpicking.
Monday, April 10, 2017
According to a recent study, having a role model at school who looks like you can have large and long-lasting effects.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Student debt has tripled, a shake-up in loan repayment, and states unveil new education plans.