Anya Kamenetz

Anya Kamenetz joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning. She is the author of several books about the future of education. Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006) dealt with youth economics and politics; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Chelsea Green, 2010) investigated innovations addressing the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. The Test (PublicAffairs, 2015) is about the past, present, and future of testing in American schools. Her forthcoming book is titled Clicking: Digital Parenting In The Real World. Anya was named a Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post and received National Awards for Education Reporting in 2009, 2010, and 2015 from the Education Writers Association.

Anya appears in the documentaries Generation Next (2006), and Default: A Student Loan Documentary (2011), both shown on PBS, as well as Ivory Tower, which premiered at Sundance in 2014 and was shown on CNN. She has addressed audiences at the U.S. Department of Education, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Malaysian Government, Google, Apple, Harvard’s Berkman Center, and NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.