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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:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

Play.

That's because, she writes, ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Trouble With Talking Toys

Monday, January 11, 2016

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

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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 ...

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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.

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U.S. Colleges See A Big Bump In International Students

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A new report backed by the State Department found a 10 percent jump in students coming to the U.S. for higher education.

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Hey, New Teacher, Don't Quit. It Will Get Better

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

One new teacher in 10 will quit by the end of the first year. One teacher coined a phrase that explains why: Dark, Evil Vortex Of Late September, October and November, or DEVOLSON.

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A Peek Inside: What Kids Saw On A Common Core Test

Friday, November 06, 2015

They're hard.

At least, that was the rep on new tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards that millions of U.S. kids took last spring. Now you can be the judge.

There are now a slew of actual math and English Language Arts questions online — searchable — ...

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Forcing Schools To Hit The 'Reset' Button

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

As Congress debates a rewrite of No Child Left Behind, we look at one school in Durham, N.C. Watts Elementary wasn't just restructured as a result of the law, it was completely reimagined.

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No Child Left Behind: What Worked, What Didn't

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

As Congress attempts to rewrite the much-maligned federal education law, it's worth exploring its successes and shortcomings in fixing broken schools.

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Sesame Street Reveals New Character, A Girl With Autism

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sesame Street unveiled a new character, Julia, who has autism. The online-only narrative is part of a new initiative to help children understand the condition and to be more tolerant of it.

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