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:

This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Plus a bill for 'Dreamers' and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.

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The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.

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Applying For College Aid Just Got Harder

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool has been temporarily disabled for security concerns. Without it, many at-risk students will have a harder time finishing their paperwork.

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Congress Erases K-12 Rules, A Financial Aid Foul-Up And Other Education News

Saturday, March 11, 2017

From DACA to FAFSA, a Senate squeaker to a Supreme Court do-over, it was a busy week for education news in the nation's capital.

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Betsy DeVos' 'School Choice' Controversy; Historically Black Colleges And More

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Here's NPR Ed's take on the top national education stories this week. The highlight: controversy surrounding a visit from black college presidents.

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Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class

Thursday, March 02, 2017

In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of F's earned by high school students.

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Trump And Transgender Rights: What Just Happened?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance on transgender students' rights in schools. Here's what that means for the Supreme Court and for students in school right now.

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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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