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:

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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For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A new study of Census and state budget data finds a majority of states spend less on their schools now than they did in 2008.

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American High School Graduation Rates Reach All-Time High

Monday, October 17, 2016

America's high school graduation rate has risen to an all-time high: 83 percent. While the rise is due to increased attention on at-risk students, the uptick also reflects lower graduation standards.

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The High School Graduation Rate Reaches A Record High — Again

Monday, October 17, 2016

Students of color, low-income students, students with disabilities and English learners have all made gains.

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E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness

Monday, October 17, 2016

A new survey from Sesame Workshop found that parents and teachers worry a lot about kindness — what it looks like, how to cultivate it and why there isn't enough of it in the world.

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Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

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Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools

Sunday, September 25, 2016

More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.

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Your State's Schools Are In Trouble When A Judge Says ...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Connecticut Superior Court judge wrote a scathing indictment of his state's public education system. We've curated the 10 best lines.

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