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.

Cory Turner appears in the following:

Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 'Playlist' From The Nation's Children's Museums

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lasers and lava and mummies, oh my! Here are the exhibits that kids and their grown-ups love the most from 10 of the nation's best children's museums.


From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

Friday, July 22, 2016

A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.


What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From 4 States

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What separates good preschool from bad? A new report maps out some key answers by studying successful programs.


Chaos, Change And No Change At All: 3 Stories Of School Money

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In a follow-up to its School Money series, the NPR Ed Team reports on three states that have, in recent weeks, made news for big challenges to their school funding systems: Texas, Arizona and Kansas.


Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Thousands of children in public pre-K, especially black preschoolers, are suspended each year. The problems are clear. So are some fixes.


Practice Makes Possible: What We Learn By Studying Amazing Kids

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

In the age-old fight between hard work and talent, researcher Anders Ericsson says it's no contest. Practice wins the day.


The 'Intolerable' Fight Over School Money

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Congress and the Education Department are fighting over how to prove that federal dollars for at-risk students aren't being misused at the local level.


Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?

Sunday, May 01, 2016

There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.


Can More Money Fix America's Schools?

Monday, April 25, 2016

It's one of the loudest debates in education: whether spending more money adds up to better test scores and graduation rates.


Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem

Monday, April 18, 2016

How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren't doing much to level the field for poor kids.


Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem

Monday, April 18, 2016

How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren't doing much to level the field for poor kids.


Why Science Teachers Are Struggling With Climate Change

Friday, February 19, 2016

The results of a new survey, published in the journal Science, suggest that many of America's middle and high school science teachers are misrepresenting climate change in their classrooms.


From Junkyard To Museum: The Journey Of A 'Jaws' Shark

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

From terrifying man-eater to fish-out-of-water, a sole surviving full-scale model of the 1975 Jaws shark is on its way to a museum.


What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Erika Christakis' new book, The Importance of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word:


That's because, she writes, ...


Department Of Education Creates Student Aid Enforcement Office

Monday, February 08, 2016

The Department of Education announced Monday it will create a Student Aid Enforcement Unit to crack down on higher education institutions that are taking advantage of vulnerable students.


A History Of The SAT In 4 Questions

Friday, January 22, 2016

The SAT has gone through big changes since 1926. The test reflects the nation's biases and times. Here's our subjective tour of the exam's history — in four questions.


How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx — In 17 Photos

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Science teacher Stephen Ritz and his students live in a food desert. His solution: Grow 100 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables a week — in the classroom.


The Trouble With Talking Toys

Monday, January 11, 2016

New research says some "educational" toys for infants actually get in the way of learning.


President Obama Signs Education Law, Leaving 'No Child' Behind

Thursday, December 10, 2015

President Obama called it "a Christmas miracle. A bipartisan bill signing right here."

The "right here" was the South Court Auditorium, part of the White House complex. More importantly, the bipartisan bill being signed was the Every Student Succeeds Act — a long-overdue replacement of the unpopular federal education ...


No Child Left Behind: An Obituary

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Congress has done its part, and the much-maligned law is on its way out. But what will folks say at the education law's wake? Hint: Most won't have tears in their eyes.