Anya Kamenetz

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Is Free College Really Free?

5th January 2017

”Free” is a word with a powerful appeal. And in the past year or so it has been tossed around a lot, followed by another word: ”college.” Both Bern...

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Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What sta...

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Once again this year, President Obama hailed the nation’s high school graduation rate as it reached another record high — a whopping 83 percent....

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Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills aren’t as effective as they’re sometimes thought to be. That’s th...

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Saira Rafiee boarded a plane in Tehran this weekend on her way to New York. She had been visiting family in Iran and needed to get back to the U. S...

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A key Senate committee voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of Betsy DeVos, a school choice activist and billionaire Republican donor, to be sec...

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Of all President Trump’s Cabinet choices, only one currently seems at serious risk of being denied confirmation by the Senate. The confirmation of ...

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Today the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s education secretary, . Vice President Pence had to cast an unprecedented vote, after...

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Tuesday was a busy day for education policy. Betsy DeVos, you may have heard, was confirmed as secretary of education with an unprecedented tiebrea...

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Early one morning, the week before Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as education secretary, Allison Kruk was dropping her boyfriend off at the Philadel...

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The action in the U. S. school system is overwhelmingly local. But the federal government, and the courts, have an important hand in many issues th...

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With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves at the Education Department and, at one point this week, joining Donald Trump at the White House ...

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Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world’s largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it’s nothing new. ”Wikipedia has been de...

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On Wednesday, the Trump administration made big news regarding the rights of transgender students. But what exactly changed? And what does it mean ...

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Tressie McMillan Cottom studies colleges as a sociologist at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has analyzed large data sets, scrutinized fina...

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In his speech last night, President Trump asked Congress to pass a broad school choice initiative. ”I am calling upon members of both parties to pa...

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My bank sends me a text alert when my account balance is low. My wireless company sends me a text alert when I’m about to use up my monthly data. S...

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It was another big week for national education news. Here’s our take on the top stories of the week. Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump meet with HBCU leade...

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This morning President Trump released a proposed 2018 budget that calls for a $9 billion, or 13. 5 percent, cut for the U. S. Department of Educati...

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Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. It seems no claim is too absurd to be aired. For example, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has just ...

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