Kevin McCorry

WHYY Education Reporter

Kevin McCorry appears in the following:

This District May Close All Of Its High Schools; It's About Much More Than Money

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The schools in Erie, Pa., have had money trouble for a while. To give his students a better shot, the superintendent wants to send all his high schoolers to the more wealthy, whiter suburban schools.


Struggling School Districts Find Little Help In Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jameria Miller moved from an affluent Philadelphia-area school district to one with fewer resources. That's when she learned her state has one of the nation's most inequitable school funding systems.


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.


Philadelphia Braces For a Downturn In Grad Rates

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The US high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. But why? NPR Ed partnered with 14 member stations around the country to bring you the stories behind that number. Check out the whole story here. And find out what's happening in your state.

Pennsylvania's high school ...


In This School, Class Is A Workshop And Experiments Are Mandatory

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.


At Pa. School, Teens Build Empathy By Confiding In A Crowd

Friday, May 23, 2014

Kids can act out when they're feeling isolated, so one Philadelphia school encourages students to take the mic and reveal their deepest fears in front of their peers. The result? Honesty and kindness.


Obama Taps San Antonio Mayor For Housing Post

Friday, May 23, 2014

The president nominates Julian Castro as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, replacing Shaun Donovan, who would become budget director.


Philadelphia Schools to Open On Schedule Despite Financial Woes

Monday, August 19, 2013

Until recently, it was unclear whether the Philadelphia school system would be able to open its doors in September. The superintendent of Philadelphia city schools said he would need ...