Anya Kamenetz

NPR

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:

Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

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.

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DeVos Meets With A Key Union Leader; The Supreme Court Hears A Voucher-Related Case

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.

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Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees

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.

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This Week In Education: DeVos Hires; NY Announces Free College And Free Textbooks

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.

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Here's The Fine Print On The Country's Biggest-Ever Free College Plan

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.

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Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School

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.

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Elizabeth Warren On Student Debt Collectors And More Education News

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Student debt has tripled, a shake-up in loan repayment, and states unveil new education plans.

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Teachers, Lawyers And Others Worry About The Fate Of Student Debt Forgiveness

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Borrowers are "frightened," "anxious," "betrayed," at the suggestion that a federal student loan forgiveness program could be taken away.

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Education Department Casts Doubts On Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

A legal filing by the Education Department last week calls into question the future of a program that allowed a student's loan to be forgiven after 10 years of work in the public sector.

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A New Look At The Lasting Consequences Of Student Debt

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Going to college can boost your earning power, but having student debt hurts your chances of owning a home, according to a new report.

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How Schools Are Like Uber, Trump U Settlement, And Other Education News Of The Week

Saturday, April 01, 2017

A financial aid flap, DeVos on stage, and more.

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A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science

Thursday, March 30, 2017

It has to do with language learning, according to a new study from Duke University.

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This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Plus a bill for 'Dreamers' and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.

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School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.

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The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.

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You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.

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The Earth Is Flat? Check Wikipedia

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wikipedia has discovered an educational mission in an age of rampant truthiness. And it's enlisting college students to help.

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Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump's proposed 13 percent budget cut is the top education story of the week. Also: What's happening with student aid.

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Trump's Budget Blueprint Pinches Pennies For Education

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The proposal from the White House calls for a $1.4 billion increase in funding for school choice; a total of $9 billion in cuts.

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Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation argues that it's time to take a closer look at integration.

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