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Cory Turner

Cory Turner appears in the following:

Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

Sunday, September 14, 2014

From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from LA's toughest neighborhoods.

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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.

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In Strange Twist, Kenyans March For Police Officer Accused Of Murder

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a land where police have a reputation for corruption and violence, Titus Musila is a rare officer who is popular. Now that he's accused of a vigilante killing, residents have rallied around him.

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Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

Monday, August 25, 2014

One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.

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A Tale Of Two Polls

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

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Gay-Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Same-sex-marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.

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The NPR Ed Mailbag: The Participation Trophy

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Is it "killing our sense of competition" or "simply something to commemorate their time as part of a team"? Here are some of your many responses to our story on giving kids awards for participating.

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Should Kids Get A Trophy For Showing Up?

Saturday, August 09, 2014

NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.

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Advice For Dating With Asperger's: Don't Call 100 Times A Week

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Jesse Saperstein says he made lots of mistakes while dating as a young man with Asperger's. He hopes his hard-won experience will help others tell the difference between enthusiasm and stalking.

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When Kids Start Playing To Win

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

And, what the adults in their lives should do about it.

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A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks. Where are they now being implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store?

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College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

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Gates To States: No Stakes Yet For Core Tests

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation made clear today it still believes in the Common Core State Standards, but that it's too soon for tests to matter.

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Teachers Hit The Common Core Wall

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

For educators, the challenges of Common Core are huge.

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The Common Core Curriculum Void

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.

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Standardized Testing: The Onion Nails It

Friday, May 30, 2014

The fake news site weighs in with a simple and funny question that cuts to the heart of America's testing problem: Are tests biased against students who just don't care?

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Anatomy Of A Great Commencement Speech

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What makes a good commencement address great? We read more than 300 speeches and singled out the qualities that made them rise to the top.

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U.S. Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

American students take an alphabet soup of mandatory and voluntary exams: SAT, PISA, AP. Sure it's a lot, but in places like Japan and England, tests are incredibly high-stress and life-defining.

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What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.

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The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The new version of the standardized test for college admissions, set to go into effect in 2016, will do away with obscure vocabulary words and cut multiple choice answer options from five to four.

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