Anya Kamenetz, NPR

Anya Kamenetz

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  • WGBH
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Recent articles by Anya:

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What it's like to be on the front lines of the school board culture war

Karen Watkins ran for her local school board because she wanted to be involved in her children's education. Since her election in 2020, she's been yelled at, threatened and followed to her car. → Read More

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

And more than 1 in 3 adults in households with children say they have experienced serious problems meeting both their work and family responsibilities, according to an NPR poll. → Read More

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

Test-to-stay policies could help keep students in in-person school. But amid a national shortage, rapid tests can be hard to come by, and the practice isn't common. → Read More

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Facebook's own data is not as conclusive as you think about teens and mental health

It's grabbed a lot of headlines, but the evidence on social media and teen mental health — including that Facebook and Instagram research — is far from a smoking gun. → Read More

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School Boards Are Asking For Federal Help As They Face Threats And Violence

School board meetings, usually one of the most mundane examples of local democracy in action, have exploded with vitriol across the country in recent months, and many school leaders are scared. → Read More

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

School districts are once again making enormous changes at the last minute. New York City, the nation's largest district, is one of the few holdouts against offering a remote option. → Read More

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National Survey Finds 'Severe' And 'Desperate' School Bus Driver Shortage

"In previous years, we've seen regionalized driver shortages, but nothing to the extent that we're seeing today," one researcher told NPR. → Read More

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A Picture Book About Children At The Border Aims To Spark Family Conversations

The new children's book Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz pulls from the author's interviews with migrant children detained in U.S. facilities in 2019. → Read More

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Why So Many Asian Americans Are Learning Remotely

Multigenerational households and anti-Asian bullying may play a role. → Read More

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COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Been Hard On Youth Locked Up

Juvenile incarceration is down, but many young people still in facilities have gone months without seeing their families. → Read More

New Data Highlight Disparities In Students Learning In Person vs. Remotely

The first federal survey on school reopening shows racial and geographic differences in participation in full-time, in person learning. → Read More

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How To Talk — And Listen — To A Teen With Mental Health Struggles

Over a year into the pandemic, many teens are missing milestones and struggling with their mental health. Here's how to spot red flags and when to get help. → Read More

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CDC Says Schools Can Now Space Students 3 Feet Apart, Rather Than 6

In many places, the 6-foot guidance was interpreted as requiring schools to operate on part-time schedules in order to reduce class sizes. A 3-foot rule would allow many more schools to reopen fully. → Read More

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What The $300 A Month Child Benefit Could Mean For A Family On The Edge

The monthly checks would mark a big shift in the federal government's approach to child poverty. One study estimates they could cut the number of poor children by half. → Read More

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One-Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning

Four out of 5 parents told us they support targeted interventions by schools that would help students recover academic, social and emotional skills. → Read More

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With One Move, Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty

Lawmakers are weighing a proposal to give families with kids a monthly, cash benefit to help ease the lifelong pull of poverty. Experts say it could cut U.S. child poverty nearly in half. → Read More

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Teaching Students A New Black History

An innovative education startup is offering culturally responsive learning to Black students across the country. → Read More

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CDC Offers Clearest Guidance Yet For Reopening Schools

The updated guidelines make key changes to earlier language and include a new color-coded chart that divides school reopening options into four zones based on the level of community transmission. → Read More

More Counselors, Summer School And Other Bold Ideas To Help Students Catch Up

Educators, parents and students say there's a chance to take stock and reinvent education. → Read More

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Keep Schools Open All Summer, And Other Bold Ideas To Help Kids Catch Up

Educators, parents and students say there's a chance to take stock and reinvent education. → Read More