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.
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Monday, March 29, 2021
Monday's announcement comes after thousands of borrowers with disabilities had their federal student loans erased, then handed back to them during the pandemic.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
The president appears likely to reopen the majority of K-8 schools within his first 100 days in office, but many families are still opting out.
Monday, March 22, 2021
With more and more districts reopening for in-person learning, when will schools reach a new normal — and what might it look like?
Saturday, March 20, 2021
There are new COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that reduce the distance students should be spaced from 6 feet to 3 in most school settings.
Friday, March 19, 2021
In many places, the 6-foot guidance was interpreted as requiring schools to operate on part-time schedules in order to reduce class sizes. A 3-foot rule would allow many more schools to reopen fully.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
The U.S. Department of Education says it is scrapping a controversial, Trump-era policy that granted only partial student loan relief to borrowers who were defrauded by private, for-profit colleges.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
We've talked with hundreds of people since the pandemic shut down schools and colleges a year ago. We checked back back in with three of them about how their lives have changed.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
On the one year anniversary of COVID-19-related school closures, NPR checks back in with a teacher, a college student and the mother of a student with disabilities about how the year has gone.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Biden's new Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says "it is our shared goal to reopen schools safely and quickly."
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has put out a list of things the federal government can do to get schools to reopen. It's not clear how many districts are currently closed for in-person learning.
Monday, March 01, 2021
The former fourth grade teacher, principal and state education commissioner will take the reins at the U.S. Department of Education as the fight intensifies over school reopening.
Friday, February 26, 2021
Lawmakers are weighing a proposal to give families with kids a monthly cash benefit to help ease the lifelong pull of poverty. Experts say it could cut U.S. child poverty nearly in half.
Friday, February 19, 2021
The new COVID-19 relief bill includes proposals that were unthinkable not that long ago: giving families a few hundred dollars every month, for every child in their household.
Friday, February 12, 2021
The updated guidelines make key changes to earlier language and include a new color-coded chart that divides school reopening options into four zones based on the level of community transmission.
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Miguel Cardona, President Biden's education nominee, appeared before lawmakers on Wednesday for a mostly tame confirmation hearing. His opening message: In unity there is strength.
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
President Biden's education nominee has spent most of his professional career as a public school educator in the city where he grew up: Meriden, Conn.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Federal researchers say, with proper safety precautions, schools don't seem to fuel outbreaks, with some exceptions such as indoor sports practices.
Monday, January 25, 2021
President Biden pledged to reopen most of the nation's K-12 schools during his first 100 days. When asked if that goal was "too optimistic," Cardona said, "No, I think it's strong leadership."
Monday, January 18, 2021
When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police custody.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Here's a primer from our Life Kit parenting team.