About my guest
Anya Kamenetz is an education correspondent for NPR, where she also co-hosts the podcast Life Kit:Parenting.
Life Kit: Parenting gives research-based strategies for real issues families face, like how to talk to kids about race, or how to raise kids who love reading. One of our partners is Sesame Workshop.
Kamenetz is the author of several acclaimed books on learning and the future. Her latest is The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life. Her previous books were Generation Debt ; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education; and The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed With Standardized Testing, But You Don’t Have To Be
Kamenetz was named a 2010 Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post, received 2009, 2010, and 2015 National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, and won an Edward R. Murrow Award for innovation in 2017 along with the rest of the NPR Ed team. She’s been a New America fellow, a staff writer for Fast Company Magazine and a columnist for the Village Voice. She’s contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine and Slate, and been featured in documentaries shown on PBS, CNN, HBO and Vice. She frequently speaks on topics related to children, learning and technology, to audiences including at Google, Apple, and Sesame, SXSW and TEDx.
Kamenetz grew up in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana, in a family of writers and mystics, and graduated from Yale University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.
Resources and links
The Art of Screen Time: Digital Parenting Without Fear by Anya Kamenetz
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