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.

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'Sesame Street' co-creator Lloyd Morrisett has died at age 93

Thursday, January 26, 2023

We remember Lloyd Morrisett, the co-creator of one of the most beloved television programs in history, Sesame Street, who died this week at the age of 93.


Exclusive: New Biden student loan plan unveiled amid agency funding crisis

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Office of Federal Student Aid has a lot on its plate in 2023, including implementation of an ambitious new student loan repayment plan. Now it just needs money to pay for it.


Millions of student loan borrowers' debt unnecessarily spent years in forbearance

Monday, December 19, 2022

While the Supreme Court is yet to decide on President Biden's student loan relief plan, the Department of Education is reviewing millions of borrower accounts and could cancel debts for some.


School principals say culture wars made last year 'rough as hell'

Thursday, December 01, 2022

A new survey of high school principals reveals that political fights with parents and community members are on the rise and taking a serious toll.


Judge rules to erase the student loans of 200K borrowers who say they were ripped off

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Borrowers who say they were misled by their colleges have waited years for the federal government to review their claims. Wednesday's decision was a big win for them, but it's already been appealed.


Texas judge strikes down Biden administration's student loan-forgiveness plan

Friday, November 11, 2022

A judge in Texas has vacated President Biden's student loan relief plan, calling it unconstitutional. The ruling will almost certainly be appealed by the U.S. Justice Department.


In one first-grade classroom, puppets teach children to 'shake out the yuck'

Friday, November 11, 2022

A new program being piloted in a handful of Connecticut classrooms, called Feel Your Best Self, is using the joy of puppetry to teach children how to manage their feelings and empathize with others.


A federal judge calls student loan relief unlawful, deepening limbo for borrowers

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The program to erase student loan debts for millions of borrowers hit a brick wall Thursday when it was blocked by a U.S. District Court judge. The administration quickly appealed the decision.


You asked us about Biden's student debt relief plan. We found the answers

Friday, October 28, 2022

Where do I apply? Who qualifies? Can borrowers get a refund? NPR took the most frequently asked questions readers had about Biden's student loan relief plan and answered them.


A lawsuit could still stop Biden's student loan relief in it's tracks

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Millions of federal student loan borrowers have applied to have their debt erased under President Biden's new plan, but any one of a handful of lawsuits could stop the relief before it even starts.


After GOP challenges, many borrowers say their loans don't qualify for relief

Monday, October 17, 2022

We hear the voices of federal student loan borrowers who were recently, and without notice, excluded from President Biden's student debt relief plan.


What to know about the application for Biden's student loan relief

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

On Tuesday, the Biden administration shared new details of its debt relief application, and what borrowers will need in order to fill it out.


The Biden administration is changing who qualifies for student loan cancellation

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Lawsuits have taken aim at the Biden administration's efforts to cancel some federal student loan debt. In response, the administration has been subtly shifting its plan, and changing who qualifies.


A look inside the legal battle to stop Biden's student loan relief

Friday, September 30, 2022

The legal cases all face the same challenge: finding a plaintiff who will be clearly harmed by debt cancellation.


In a reversal, the Education Dept. is excluding many from student loan relief

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Biden administration has quietly changed its guidance to disqualify borrowers who have privately-held FFEL and Perkins loans.


Borrowers in 7 states may be taxed on their student loan cancellation

Friday, September 09, 2022

Seven states have tax policies on the books that could require them to treat student loans canceled by the federal government as taxable income.


Water systems failures in Jackson, Miss., force schools to return to remote learning

Friday, September 02, 2022

The failure of the water systems in Jackson, Miss., has forced public schools to return to remote learning — something school leaders had hoped to never do again after the COVID pandemic.


Borrowers have questions about student loan forgiveness. We have answers

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Can you get a refund on payments you made during the pandemic? How do you know if you made too much money to qualify? Answers to these questions and more.


Biden wants to erase some or all federal student loan debt for millions of borrowers

Thursday, August 25, 2022

President Biden announced a sweeping student loan cancellation plan Wednesday. Some are rejoicing over newfound financial freedom, but there are critics on both sides.


Biden is canceling up to $10K in student loans, $20K for Pell Grant recipients

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

President Biden announced a sweeping effort to forgive up to $20,000 of federal student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients, and up to $10,000 for other borrowers making under $125,000 a year.