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:

House Democrats Grill Betsy DeVos Over Denying Student Borrower Relief

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The education secretary testified before the House education committee about her handling of a loan relief program for student borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.

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Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The education secretary says many students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges don't deserve full relief from their loans. Department memos show career staff arguing the opposite.

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Lawmakers Call For Investigation After NPR Report On Troubled Student Loan Program

Thursday, December 05, 2019

NPR found the vast majority of student loan borrowers with disabilities aren't getting the debt relief they're owed. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has asked for an investigation.

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Education Department Could Do More To Help Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Federal law says borrowers with permanent disabilities can have their student loans discharged. But an NPR investigation has found that thousands have yet to get the help they're entitled to.

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Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities Aren't Getting Help They Were Promised

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of borrowers are eligible to have their student loans erased because a disability keeps them from working. NPR found many will likely never get the debt relief they're owed.

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Betsy DeVos And The High-Stakes Standoff Over Student Loan Forgiveness

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Education Department narrowly avoids a subpoena in a fight with House Democrats over forgiving the loans of defrauded student borrowers.

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News Brief: Yovanovitch Testifies, Student Loans, Lebanon Protests

Friday, November 15, 2019

The House impeachment inquiry continues Friday with two testimonies, including public testimony of Marie Yovanovitch. Also, latest on student loans and the Education Department and Lebanon protests.

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Devos Refuses To Forgive Student Debt For Those Defrauded By For-Profit Colleges

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in a standoff with Democrats over why she is refusing to forgive the debts of tens of thousands of borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.

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The Things Parents Don't Talk About With Their Kids ... But Should

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

A new survey from Sesame Workshop suggests when it comes to talking with kids about things such as race, class and gender, parents have some work to do.

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Is Your Child Anxious? NPR Wants To Hear Your Story

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

In kids, some worry is natural, but too much can hold them back. If you wonder about your child's anxiety, we want to hear from you.

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Report: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Hasn't Fixed Its Issues

Thursday, September 05, 2019

A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that Congress' temporary effort to expand and fix problems with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program also needs fixing.

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Congress Promised Student Borrowers A Break. Education Dept. Rejected 99% Of Them

Thursday, September 05, 2019

When a loan forgiveness program for public servants wasn't working, Congress created a temporary fix. A new report shows that the program didn't fix much.

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Elizabeth Warren Slams Student Loan Watchdog Appointment As 'Outrageous'

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Robert Cameron was a top lawyer for one of the country's largest student loan servicers. In documents obtained by NPR, Warren called his hiring a "slap in the face to student loan borrowers."

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Robert Cameron, New CFPB Student Loan Watchdog, Is A Former Industry Executive

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is getting a new student loan watchdog. Robert Cameron is a former top official at one of the large student loan servicing companies the CFPB once policed.

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'Jaws' Shark Gets His Bite Back: A Love Story

Friday, August 09, 2019

The last replica shark from the 1975 classic blockbuster, Jaws, has gotten a facelift on his way to a new museum.

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'Jaws' Shark Gets A Facelift

Friday, August 09, 2019

From movie royalty to a junkyard to the world's preeminent movie museum — the last replica shark from the classic Jaws has been salvaged, restored and is as terrifying as ever.

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Millions Of U.S. Children Go To Racially And Economically Segregated Schools

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Forty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a desegregation effort in Detroit could not cross school district lines, marking a reversal of the course set by the court in Brown v. Board.

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This Supreme Court Case Made School District Lines A Tool For Segregation

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Today, "inequality is endemic" in America's public schools, according to a new report.

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Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature

Friday, July 05, 2019

A hardwired, us-vs.-them mentality can easily pull kids away from kindness, toward cruelty. Here's what parents can do about it.

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WATCH: It's Hard To Delay Gratification. Just Ask Cookie Monster

Friday, May 17, 2019

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Ask Cookie Monster about self-control? Sounds like the setup to a joke. But in recent years, Cookie has evolved. Watch as he demonstrates some of his favorite techniques.

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