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Cory Turner

Cory Turner appears in the following:

Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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Why These Kids Love Kale

Friday, November 14, 2014

With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives — one vegetable at a time.

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Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle

Thursday, November 13, 2014

With the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on "complex texts," some critics worry kids are being asked to struggle too much. We ask: How much is too much?

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Hurricane Sandy Stranded Dialysis Patients. Lessons Learned?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A quarter of the dialysis patients who were in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit missed at least one treatment due to power outages. Yet, not many are prepared for the next disaster.

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Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A recent study from researchers at UCLA found that kids who spent a week at outdoor camp — away from all electronic devices — got a lot better at picking up emotion in other people's faces.

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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

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Harmony Project Offers More Than Just Music In LA

Saturday, September 20, 2014

With public schools across the country cutting music instruction to save money, the Harmony Project in Los Angeles is trying to make up the difference. The nonprofit offers free music lessons to kids.

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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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