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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1 in 3 working families is struggling to find the child care they desperately need

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Kids are losing school days to quarantines. Here's a way to keep them in classrooms

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Hearing about Facebook was billed as focusing on protecting kids online

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A Clark County, Nev., School District school bus drives through a Summerlin neighborhood last month. The National School Boards Association included an incident from Clark County in its letter to President Biden. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption

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For the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of New York City's public school students are expected to return to classes in person today. Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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It's Back-To-School Season In NYC. Here's How 3 Moms Are Handling It

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Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz includes a child's account of crossing the Rio Grande. (Excerpted from Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz. Foreword by Michael Garcia Bochenek; Compiled by Warren Binford; Workman Publishing. Copyright 2021.) Adriana Campos/Workman Publishing hide caption

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Asian Americans Most Likely To Be Learning Remotely

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New Data Reveals School Attendance Numbers During The Pandemic

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COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Been Hard On Youth Locked Up

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