Anya Kamenetz, KQED Public Media

Anya Kamenetz

KQED Public Media

New York, United States

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Recent:
  • KQED Public Media
  • NPR
Past:
  • KUOW
  • WGBH
  • Washington Post
  • WBUR
  • chicagotribune.com
  • Advertising Age
  • Fast Company
  • Hachette Book Group
  • KTOO
  • WIRED

Recent articles by Anya:

Lessons From Europe, Where Cases Are Rising But Schools Are Open

Amid a new wave of coronavirus restrictions, France, the U.K. and Germany are keeping schools open. The U.S. has taken a different approach. → Read More

NPR

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio had said he would close schools at a testing positivity rate of 3%, and stuck to his position. Not everyone is happy. → Read More

NPR

Biden Wants To Help Pay Some Student Loans, But There's Pressure To Go Further

The president-elect called for immediate action to help borrowers who are "having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying the rent." → Read More

NPR

Lessons From Europe, Where Cases Are Rising But Schools Are Open

Amid a new wave of coronavirus restrictions, France, the U.K. and Germany are keeping schools open. The U.S. has taken a different approach. → Read More

NPR

What A Biden Presidency Could Mean For Education

As the new president sets his priorities, will having an educator as first lady help schools and colleges get what they hope for? → Read More

What the Research Says About School Reopening and COVID-19 Transmission

New research has found few links between in-person K-12 schooling and COVID-19 case rates. "There is no consistent pattern," one study author said. → Read More

NPR

A Rising Number Of U.S. Children Have The Option Of In-Person School

By Election Day, more than 60% of public school students will be attending schools that offer in-person learning at least a few days a week, an updated tracker finds. → Read More

NPR

Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?

New research has found few links between in-person K-12 schooling and COVID-19 case rates. "There is no consistent pattern," one study author said. → Read More

NPR

Enrollment Is Dropping In Public Schools Around the Country

Many parents appear to be keeping their children out of public school, especially from kindergarten. The declines could mean less state funding for school districts. → Read More

NPR

Kids In New York City Go Back To School For In-Person Classes

After two delays and many contentious debates with teachers, parents and principals, students in the largest school district in the country are returning to in-person school. → Read More

NPR

School Attendance In The COVID Era: What Counts As 'Present'?

With millions of students logging in from home, the pandemic has disrupted the traditional school function of making sure students are "in school." → Read More

NPR

New York City Delays School Reopening; Campus Lockdowns Grow

Our roundup of education stories looks at the turmoil following Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest delay announcement; and the continuing struggles on campus to control COVID outbreaks. → Read More

Math Anxiety Is Real. Here's How To Help Your Child Avoid It

Math anxiety is real for kids and adults. But parents can help. The solution goes beyond equations and textbooks. → Read More

NPR

'I'm Only 1 Person': Teachers Feel Torn Between Their Students And Their Own Kids

Educators around the U.S. told us they're facing heartbreaking choices between the needs of their students and the needs of their own children. → Read More

NPR

The Pandemic Has Researchers Worried About Teen Suicide

Anxiety and depression among teens and youth are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in suicide. → Read More

NPR

Parenting In The Time of Corona

COVID, lockdowns and working from home made life complicated for parents. Trying to educate kids from home has made things even tougher, so tough many women are dropping out of the workforce. → Read More

NPR

Biden Calls School Reopening A 'National Emergency'

The former vice president sharply criticized President Trump's handling of school reopening; the outbreaks on college campuses continue, and other education news you might have missed. → Read More

NPR

New York City Educators Warn School Reopening Plan Is 'Missing Pieces'

Of the nation's 10 largest school districts, New York City is the only one planning to open its doors to students. But objections are mounting over safety, logistics and money. → Read More

NPR

New York City Schools Face Strike As District Plans To Reopen Amid Pandemic

Of the nation's 10 largest school districts, only New York City's schools plan to open. Now, the city is facing strike threats and mass confusion. → Read More

NPR

NYC Teacher Unions 'Prepared To Strike' If Safety Demands Are Not Met

The president of the city's United Federation of Teachers called for testing every student and staff member before the start of school, set for September 10. → Read More