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:

Betsy DeVos Speech Greeted By Protesters She Calls 'Defenders Of The Status Quo'

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The education secretary has longstanding ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast.

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Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.

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Private Student Loans: The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

They're less common than they were a decade ago, but still the most expensive and riskiest way to pay for college.

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One University President's Candid Take On The Future Of Higher Ed

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"I do not want whoever sits here in 10 years to say, 'How could you be asleep at the switch?'" opines Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University.

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Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next

Sunday, July 16, 2017

More than 2,000 teachers responded to our survey. Some called their student loan debt "an albatross around my neck," others simply said, "Help!"

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Uproar Over Education Department Officials' Approach To Campus Sexual Assault

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Defrauded students speak out against DeVos' regulatory walkback, and more in our weekly roundup.

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Education Department Official Apologizes For 'Flippant' Campus Sexual Assault Comments

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Candice Jackson, the top civil rights enforcer at the Education Department, apologized this week for remarks made on the topic of campus sexual assault to The New York Times that she said were "flippant." This comes as the department begins to change how it investigates claims of sexual assault, lending more of an ear to those accused as well as victims.

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Back To The Starting Line On Regulating For-Profit Colleges

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced a "regulatory reset" for predatory for-profit colleges, and students and others are speaking out in testimony.

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Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn't Necessarily Hold Them Back

Monday, July 10, 2017

Grade retention has mixed results for school performance, a large study of students in Florida shows.

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Why 18 States Are Suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Plus other education news: College enrollment is on the decline, school district leaders take a stand against the Senate health care bill, and interest rates on student loans are going up.

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Why Summer Jobs Don't Pay

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The minimum wage is flat, college tuition is up and students are broke: Summer jobs just don't have the purchasing power they used to, especially when you look at the cost of college.

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A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

A developmental framework for building 21st century skills — no technology or money required.

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DeVos Loosens For-Profit College Rules; More State Cash May Head To Religious Schools

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Two new court decisions, and other education news, including significant new research on the effectiveness of voucher programs.

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How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer

Monday, June 26, 2017

Screen time can be more than a distraction if you follow these principles.

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School Vouchers Get 2 New Report Cards

Monday, June 26, 2017

New research from Indiana and Louisiana provides clarity in the voucher debate.

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DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Plus school district secession, student borrower complaints and more.

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Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.

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DeVos Rolls Back For-Profit College Regs, Harvard's President To Step Down

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A potential weakening of campus civil rights enforcement, a big transition at Harvard and more in our weekly roundup.

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Teen Sex-Ed Resources For Oh, Oh, Those Summer Nights

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer is a time when kids claim more independence. And parents worry about keeping them out of trouble. A new generation of resources covers topics like puberty, consent and STDs.

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How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

Monday, June 12, 2017

A nonprofit called Turnaround for Children helps schools meet the needs of children facing poverty and adversity.

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