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.

Cory Turner appears in the following:

These middle school students have a warning about teens and social media

Monday, May 16, 2022

A group of Texas middle-schoolers won NPR's 4th-annual Student Podcast Challenge, and learned a lesson about fake news and the limits of "talking digitally."

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Beware, new student loan borrowers: Interest rates are about to jump

Friday, May 06, 2022

Student loan interest rates reset every May. This year, they're on the rise.

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The pandemic erased a decade of public preschool gains

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

An annual review of state-based preschool programs found big drops in enrollment and state funding in the 2020-2021 school year.

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Student loan borrowers will get help after an NPR report and years of complaints

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education unveils a plan to help millions of borrowers who have been hurt and held back by its troubled income-driven repayment plans.

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Senators call for probe into student loan program after NPR unearthed major problems

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Lawmakers are calling for an investigation two weeks after an NPR report found a student loan program designed to help low-income borrowers wasn't living up to its promise.

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The student loan pause has been extended until the end of the summer

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

The Biden administration extended the freeze on student loan payments yet again, this time until September, and announced a reset for borrowers in default.

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3 takeaways from NPR's investigation into a troubled student loan repayment program

Friday, April 01, 2022

Many of the lowest-income federal student loan borrowers have had their hopes of debt cancellation delayed or derailed as a result of mismanagement, NPR found.

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Exclusive: How the most affordable student loan program failed low-income borrowers

Friday, April 01, 2022

Income-driven repayment plans were intended to help low-income student loan borrowers, and eventually cancel their debt. New documents paint a breathtaking picture of the program's failure.

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Why your student loan payments may be delayed (again)

Monday, March 14, 2022

Payments on federal student loans have been paused for two years, and the Biden administration appears to be considering extending the pause beyond May.

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When colleges defraud students, should the government go after school executives?

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

For 30 years, the U.S. Department of Education has had the power to hold for-profit college executives personally liable when their schools defraud students. It simply hasn't used it.

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DeVry University misled students. Now, the federal government is erasing their debt

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Education Department says it will erase the debts of DeVry's defrauded students. But DeVry remains open for business and still enjoys access to millions of dollars in federal student loans.

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The helpful tool, the College Scorecard, has been updated

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education has revised its College Scorecard — a trove of college-based performance data meant to help prospective students choose the best school for them.

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Families of kids continuing to learn remotely are cut off from P-EBT food program

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Updated federal guidance means many low-income families that want their children to keep learning remotely are losing access to a school program that helped them pay for meals.

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Some families are being forced to choose between remote learning and school meals

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Many low-income families who want their children to keep learning remotely are losing access to a federal program that helped them pay for meals.

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The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here's what else it did

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The monthly cash payments reached more than 61 million kids in December alone. Most low-income families spent the money on basic needs like food, clothing and utility bills.

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Navient reaches a deal to cancel $1.7 billion in student loan debts

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The loan servicing giant has agreed to cancel student loan debts owed by roughly 66,000 borrowers as part of a settlement reached with 39 state attorneys general.

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The challenges of trying to keep schools open during the omicron surge

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

With COVID-19 surging, schools may decide to send students home temporarily. What's going on behind the scenes, as school leaders fight to keep the doors open — despite staffing and safety issues.

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8 ways teachers are talking about Jan. 6 in their classrooms

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

A year after a pro-Trump mob invaded the U.S. Capitol, teachers say they want students to grapple with the uncomfortable facts of the day.

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1 borrower's student debt is erased with loan forgiveness program overhaul

Monday, December 20, 2021

With the Biden administration loosening the rules of the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, one borrower, a special education teacher on the verge of retirement, got some good news.

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Why school enrollment continues to drop

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

In fall 2020, NPR reported that enrollment numbers in public schools were dropping. A year later, has that changed? In many places, the answer is an emphatic "No."

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