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:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Public Schools Brace For Likely Reforms After Connecticut Court Decision

Thursday, September 08, 2016

A sweeping ruling from a superior court judge in Connecticut could mean historic changes for the state's schools, including how it funds its poorest districts.


Preschool Suspensions Really Happen And That's Not OK With Connecticut

Monday, September 05, 2016

Connecticut has built a safety net that will send a child-behavior expert to any daycare or pre-K in the state that's having trouble with a disruptive child.


New Federal Rules For Distributing School Money: An 'Unfunded Mandate'?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New "supplement not supplant" rules, meant to balance spending between rich and poor schools, have critics gnashing their teeth.


The 50 Most Segregating School Borders In America

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Detroit and Birmingham, Ala., top a new national list of school district boundaries that separate the haves from the have nots.


The Best Schools In The World Do This. Why Don't We?

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

A group of lawmakers and staff with the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures spent a year and a half studying the best school systems in the world. Here's what they learned.


How To Get Your Kids To Read This Summer

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Summer's in full swing, and parents are trying all kinds of things to keep their kids reading. Here's a guide to what works and what doesn't.


Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 'Playlist' From The Nation's Children's Museums

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lasers and lava and mummies, oh my! Here are the exhibits that kids and their grown-ups love the most from 10 of the nation's best children's museums.


From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

Friday, July 22, 2016

A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.


What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From 4 States

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What separates good preschool from bad? A new report maps out some key answers by studying successful programs.


Chaos, Change And No Change At All: 3 Stories Of School Money

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In a follow-up to its School Money series, the NPR Ed Team reports on three states that have, in recent weeks, made news for big challenges to their school funding systems: Texas, Arizona and Kansas.


Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Thousands of children in public pre-K, especially black preschoolers, are suspended each year. The problems are clear. So are some fixes.


Practice Makes Possible: What We Learn By Studying Amazing Kids

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

In the age-old fight between hard work and talent, researcher Anders Ericsson says it's no contest. Practice wins the day.


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.