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Anya Kamenetz

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Past articles by Anya:

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Why keeping girls in school is a good strategy to cope with climate change

Education for girls brings numerous benefits when it comes to addressing the climate crisis. Oh, and it works for boys, too! → Read More

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Russia is disappearing Ukrainian civilians. Their families want answers

Ukrainians who were held in Russia detail their detention, hoping to help find a teacher still missing. She is one of more than 200 civilians that U.N. human rights workers say Russia has disappeared. → Read More

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How a Ukrainian teacher helped students escape Russia's invasion, and still graduate

As residents return to a liberated town near Kyiv, a teacher and her high school students recount what it took to survive the war. → Read More

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Shelter.Lviv started on Instagram. It's now helped house 4,000 women and children

More than 14 million people have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. One shelter in the western city of Lviv has helped thousands of women and children. It now has only about 100 occupants left. → Read More

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The war has worsened disparities for women in Ukraine

Ukrainian feminists say their country came a long way, legally and culturally, in the past decade. Now advocates are trying to address sexual assault, economic hardship and other effects of the war. → Read More

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The education culture war is raging. But for most parents, it's background noise

By wide margins, parents across the political spectrum are satisfied with how their children's schools teach about race, gender and history. That's according to a new national poll by NPR and Ipsos. → Read More

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In an effort to make schools greener, the White House is offering billions of dollars

From solar panels to electric buses — the Biden Administration wants to make it easier for schools to tap more than $5.5 billion for climate-friendly upgrades. → Read More

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Millions of Ukrainian children are still in school despite the war

Ukraine's focus on maintaining education during a war is in line with an emerging philosophy of disaster response. → Read More

Millions of Ukrainian children are still in school despite the war

Ukraine's focus on maintaining education during a war is in line with an emerging philosophy of disaster response. → Read More

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Two years ago schools shut down around the world. These are the biggest impacts

In March 2020, we asked experts in school disruptions what the long-range effects might be as COVID-19 closed schools. How did those predictions pan out? → Read More

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A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool

A long-term study of a statewide preschool program tracked students through the sixth grade, and found those who attended prekindergarten falling behind. → Read More

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After 2 years, growing calls to take masks off children in school

While issues around masking remain polarized, there are growing calls for a post-omicron off-ramp for kids and masks. → Read More

Omicron isn’t just another wave. It’s a deluge crushing caregivers.

We are buckling under the cumulative strain of two years in the pandemic. → Read More

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How to talk to vaccine doubters: 5 tips for parent 'ambassadors'

A health communications expert has developed a free online course to help people talk to those who are vaccine hesitant — and to fight misinformation with empathy. → Read More

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How COVID Is Affecting Kids' Mental Health

It's likely the last week has been rough if you're either going to school or in a family with kids trying to navigate school, be it virtual or in person. Thousands of schools around the country have shifted to remote learning. Others have changed testing protocols, are seeing staff and students out sick while trying to stay open during the midst of this latest surge. NPR health correspondent… → Read More

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What it really takes to keep schools open during the omicron surge

Schools are just starting to get regular access to testing; teachers are still paying out of pocket for masks and air purifiers; and qualified substitutes and bus drivers can be hard to find. → Read More

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$17 trillion: That's how much the pandemic could take away from today's kids

A new report from UNESCO estimates the potential lifetime earnings lost to the world's children due to school closings. But there are ways to prevent this from happening. → Read More

$17 trillion: That's how much the pandemic could take away from today's kids

A new report from UNESCO estimates the potential lifetime earnings lost to the world's children due to school closings. But there are ways to prevent this from happening. → Read More

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Here's what schools are doing to try to address students' social-emotional needs

New federal numbers show the nation's schools are hiring and training staff and expanding previous curricula to address student mental health. → Read More

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Extra learning time is helping these students catch up from COVID interruptions

After school "learning hubs" are helping some high school students in North Carolina catch up on academic time lost due to COVID — and stay on track for graduation. → Read More