Anya Kamenetz Anya Kamenetz is an education correspondent at NPR.
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Anya Kamenetz

Education Correspondent

Anya Kamenetz is an education correspondent at NPR. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning. Since then the NPR Ed team has won a 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Innovation, and a 2015 National Award for Education Reporting for the multimedia national collaboration, the Grad Rates project.

Kamenetz is the author of several books. Her latest is The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life (PublicAffairs, 2018). Her previous books touched on student loans, innovations to address cost, quality, and access in higher education, and issues of assessment and excellence: Generation Debt; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, and The Test.

Kamenetz covered technology, innovation, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship for five years as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She's contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine and Slate, and appeared in documentaries shown on PBS and CNN.

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Detained immigrant children enter a cafeteria in Karnes City, Texas. The Trump administration stopped using the center to hold parents and children in March 2019. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Child Welfare Advocates Say Recreation Is Necessary For Migrant Children

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'We Wanted To Show Children Real Life': Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano

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For NPR Student Podcast Challenge, Many Students Tackle Climate Change

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College Board To Give Students 'Adversity Score' Based On Social And Economic Factors

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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents in Queens, N.Y. Warren wants the federal government to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in existing student loan debt. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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