Cory Turner

Cory Turner edits and reports for the NPR Ed team. He's led the team's coverage of the Common Core while also finding time for his passion: exploring how kids learn — in the classroom, on the playground, at home and everywhere else.

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Radical Cleric Connected To 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Dies

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as "the blind sheikh," who was convicted in connection with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, has died in prison. He was 78.

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At Florida Rally, Trump Restates Campaign Promises

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A month into his presidency, President Trump sounded like candidate Trump at a boisterous rally in Melbourne, Fla.

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Omar Abdel-Rahman, Radical Cleric Connected To 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Dies

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The radical Muslim cleric has spent the past 20 years in a U.S. prison, convicted of conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks across New York City.

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DeVos Spars With Teachers, Trump On Autism And More Education Stories Of The Week

Saturday, February 18, 2017

With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves and joining President Donald Trump to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C., is at the center of a lot of education news this week.

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GOP Town Halls Get Raucous As Constituents Address Representatives

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Grassroots opposition to President Donald Trump and his policies show no sign of cooling off as activists and angry constituents disrupted the town hall meetings of several Republican House members.

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Betsy DeVos' Graduation Rate Mistake

Saturday, February 04, 2017

In written answers to a Senate Democrat's questions, Trump's pick to lead the Education Department grossly overstated the graduation rates of several online schools.

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Does Your School Arrest Students?

Friday, January 27, 2017

A new investigation from Education Week finds that, in most states, black students are arrested in school at disproportionately high rates.

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Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A controversial idea falls by the wayside, for now, involving how schools can use federal money for low-income students.

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School Vouchers, Oligarchy And Grizzlies: Highlights From The DeVos Hearing

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Donald Trump's pick to lead the Education Department got a grilling on a range of issues, from private school vouchers and charter school oversight to guns in schools. How did she fare?

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At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options'

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

President-elect Trump's pick for education secretary faced tough questions during her Senate confirmation hearing. She maintained her strong support for school choice and free-market solutions.

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Betsy DeVos Appears Before Senate Education Committee In Confirmation Hearing

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, appeared before the Senate's education committee Tuesday for her confirmation hearing. She is expected to be asked tough questions about her past support for private school vouchers and for limiting charter school oversight.

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Obama's Impact On America's Schools

Friday, January 13, 2017

After eight years in office, his list of accomplishments is as long as it is controversial.

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'Schools Can Save Lives': An Exit Interview With The U.S. Education Secretary

Monday, January 09, 2017

John B. King Jr. talks about equity, testing and vouchers as he prepares for a Trump administration handover.

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Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

Friday, December 30, 2016

When educators are buried under problems beyond their control, here's a solution: Get mindful.

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The Classroom Where Fake News Fails

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fake news is everywhere, and many Americans in this digital age struggle to sort fact from fiction. The fix: Teach them when they're young.

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School Choice 101: What It Is, How It Works And Does It Work?

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time." But talk of school choice is, at best, confusing.

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These States Allow Teachers And Staff To Hit Students

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Fifteen states allow corporal punishment in school; another seven don't prohibit it. Curious if you live in one of them? We built a map.

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Hey Students, Applying For College Aid Is Easier! (But Still Hard)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Washington overhauled the FAFSA to make it easier to complete, but it's still full of roadblocks for many teens.

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Can A President Trump Get Rid Of Common Core?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Candidate Donald Trump made clear he hates the standards. But what can a President Trump do about it?

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The Burden On Black Teachers: 'I Don't Belong At Your Table'

Friday, November 04, 2016

Researchers at The Education Trust went on a listening tour to better understand the struggles of black teachers. Among the themes they encountered: bias – from principals, colleagues and parents.

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