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:
Friday, January 15, 2021
Here's a primer from our Life Kit parenting team.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
The U.S. education secretary sent a letter to President Trump, announcing her resignation effective Friday.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
A new study suggests reopening schools may be safer than previously thought, at least in communities where the coronavirus is not already spreading out of control.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Cardona is a former teacher and has spent much of the pandemic pushing to reopen schools. President-elect Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate him on Tuesday evening.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
In a bipartisan effort, Congress is close to a deal to simplify the federal financial aid form, or FAFSA, a major policy goal of retiring Republican senator Lamar Alexander.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has tested people's relationships this year — with family, significant others and friends. NPR answers listeners' questions on how to navigate changing relationships.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
A handful of new studies paint the clearest picture yet of students' learning loss from the pandemic and suggest lack of access to technology and in-person teaching may be exacerbating inequality.
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
A new report offers the clearest picture yet of pandemic learning loss among U.S. students. But researchers warn that many of the nation's most vulnerable children aren't represented in the new data.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
DeVos has been a loyal lieutenant to President Trump, a hero to school choice advocates and a villain to defrauded student loan borrowers.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
It's been months of the pandemic and you might be feeling frustrated or upset. But there are lots of different ways to deal with your worries — like giving yourself a big hug!
Monday, November 16, 2020
A zine and comic guide on how kids can protect themselves from COVID-19. Wear a mask. Stay 6 feet apart. And try not to pick your nose.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
With many Americans focused on the election, NPR's Life Kit team offers tips to parents and caregivers on how to talk about the election — and civics more broadly — with children.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Budget cuts + rising pandemic costs + zero federal relief = a school funding crisis.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
The pandemic-driven recession has forced states to slash their education budgets. School funding experts worry districts will have to make devastating cuts if the federal government doesn't help soon.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Parents and caregivers who are homeless face a difficult decision: Work to try to escape homelessness, or quit their jobs to help their kids with online learning.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Months into the pandemic, school nutrition directors say fewer and fewer children who are eligible for free or low-cost school meals are not picking them up due, in part, to transportation challenges.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Education during a pandemic is hard enough, but for families experiencing homelessness, remote learning is especially challenging, and not in a good way.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Our roundup of education stories looks at the turmoil following Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest delay announcement; and the continuing struggles on campus to control COVID outbreaks.
Friday, September 18, 2020
At the White House Conference, President Trump said history teachers' focus on slavery has taught children to hate their country and announced a national commission to promote "patriotic" education.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told school districts they should expect to meet federal standardized testing requirements this school year. Many civil rights groups agree with her.