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:

All-Boys School In D.C. Focuses On Helping Young Men Of Color

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The public school is designed to meet the needs of young men of color. It features a "restorative justice circle," which includes the school's psychologist, a social worker and counselors.


A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

When this new boys-only, public school in Washington, D.C., opened its doors in August 2016 to a class of roughly 100 freshmen of color, NPR and Education Week were there. All. Year.


School Vouchers Get 2 New Report Cards

Monday, June 26, 2017

New research from Indiana and Louisiana provides clarity in the voucher debate.


This Week In Education: DeVos, Discrimination, Desegregation

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The week's education news featured debate over Harvard's rescinding of admissions for several incoming freshmen and the education secretary's contentious hearing on Capitol Hill.


Asked About Discrimination, Betsy DeVos Said This 14 Times

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The education secretary told lawmakers at a hearing, "Let me be clear: Schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law." If only federal law were clear.


Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers.


Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending, Raises Funding For School Choice

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Trump's newly released budget proposal would cut overall education spending by 13.5 percent while increasing funding for school choice. The NPR Ed Team will unpack the administration's new budget and what it means for parents, teachers, students and taxpayers.


Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It's hard to know how schools of choice — charter or private — are performing. Researchers say that's precisely because they are schools of choice. But here's what we do know.


Indiana's School Choice Program Often Underserves Special Needs Students

Monday, May 15, 2017

With President Trump spotlighting the power of private school choice, the NPR Ed Team investigated one of the nation's largest statewide voucher programs, in Indiana, and found, for students with disabilities, that it's often the schools that get to choose, not the students.


The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers

Friday, May 12, 2017

Indiana's private school voucher program is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Whether it's "social justice" or "an assault" on public schools depends on whom you ask.


Elizabeth Warren On Student Debt Collectors And More Education News

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Student debt has tripled, a shake-up in loan repayment, and states unveil new education plans.


How Schools Are Like Uber, Trump U Settlement, And Other Education News Of The Week

Saturday, April 01, 2017

A financial aid flap, DeVos on stage, and more.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.