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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Biden's Plans To Reopen Schools In His First 100 Days

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Nathan Grebil takes the temperature of a fourth-grader during a health screening in October at Bel Aire Elementary School in Tiburon, Calif. Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images hide caption

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A fourth-grader eats breakfast at Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School in Fall River, Mass. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Billions In Food Aid Hasn't Gotten To Needy Families

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Supporters of President Trump roam the U.S. Capitol Rotunda after storming into the building on Wednesday. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U.S. Capitol

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What U.S. Educators Think Of Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine

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Kids Are Anxious And Scared During The Pandemic. Here's How Parents Can Help

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Role Of Teachers Unions In The Push To Reopen Classrooms

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5 Things We've Learned About Virtual School In 2020

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A mother works from home while her son attends school remotely in an arranged photograph taken in Miami in September. Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Virtual Charter Schools Are Booming, Despite A Checkered Reputation

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Students line up outside P.S. 179 in the Kensington section of Brooklyn, in New York City, to have their temperatures checked on the first day of in-person instruction, on Sept. 29. This Thursday, New York City public schools will be halting in-person instruction. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Amid Rising Coronavirus Cases, New York City Shuts Its Schools — Again

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New York City To Close Schools For In-Person Learning

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New York City Mayor Warns Schools Might Need To Close Next Week

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