Anya Kamenetz

Education Correspondent

Anya Kamenetz is an education correspondent for NPR and author of four books including The Test and DIY U. Previously she covered technology, innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She’s contributed to The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Slate, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She was named a 2010 Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post and won 2009, 2010, and 2015 National Awards from the Education Writers Association. NPR Ed won a 2017 Edward R. Murrow award for Innovation from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Learning, Freedom and the Web, The Edupunks’ Guide, and the Edupunks’ Atlas are her free web projects about self-directed learning. She appears in the documentaries Generation Next (2006), Default: A Student Loan Documentary (2011). Anya grew up in Louisiana and graduated from Yale University in 2002. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

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