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Kevin McCorry

WHYY Education Reporter

Kevin McCorry appears in the following:

Philadelphia Braces For a Downturn In Grad Rates

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Opponents say exit exams put barriers in the way of students; proponents say more rigor is needed.


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 $50 million to meet the minimum staff requirements needed to safely operate schools. Education reporter for our partner WHYY in Philadelphia, Kevin McCorry, joins The Takeaway to explain the school's financial crisis and how the city got there.