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:

Biden's plan to cancel some student debt turns into a legal fight

Friday, September 30, 2022

The Biden administration's efforts to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in federal student loan debt is up in the air. There are two different lawsuits trying to prevent it from going through.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The 3rd school year since COVID hit has begun. Here's how students and staff feel

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Students in Jackson, Miss., are already back at their school desks. The district — like so many in the nation — is working to help students recover academically and emotionally from the pandemic.

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As a new year starts, schools prepare for fewer masks, more learning and joy

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Schools are opening up around the country, and the third year in the shadow of a pandemic brings new challenges but also new hope.

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Schools in Mississippi face another year in the shadow of the pandemic

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

As students return to classrooms for the new school year, we visit one district, in Jackson, Miss., to hear how school leaders, teachers and families are feeling.

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200,000 student borrowers who say they were ripped off may get their loans erased

Thursday, July 21, 2022

A pending legal settlement is good news for defrauded borrowers. But it raises questions about the U.S. Education Department's ability to police college misconduct.

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6 things we've learned about how the pandemic disrupted learning

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

As a third pandemic school year draws to a close, new research offers the clearest accounting yet of the pandemic's academic toll.

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Americans support student loan forgiveness, but would rather rein in college costs

Friday, June 17, 2022

A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds majority support for forgiving $10,000 in federal student loan debt, but even broader support for making college affordable for future students.

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The U.S. will forgive $5.8 billion of loans to Corinthian Colleges students

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education has announced it will automatically erase the remaining student loan debts of more than half a million borrowers who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges.

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U.S. will forgive $5.8 billion of loans to Corinthian Colleges students

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Students affected do not have to take any further action to secure their funds, and the Department of Education will begin notifying those students soon, the agency said.

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Cómo hablar con los niños cuando las noticias dan miedo. Una guía bilingüe

Friday, May 27, 2022

Cuando ocurren tiroteos u otras tragedias, ¿cómo podemos hablar con los niños sobre lo que ha pasado? Tenemos consejos de expertos sobre cómo apoyar emocionalmente a los pequeñitos.

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Experts say we can prevent school shootings. Here's what the research says

Thursday, May 26, 2022

School safety experts have coalesced around a handful of important measures communities and politicians can take to protect students.

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What schools can (and can't) do to prevent school shootings

Thursday, May 26, 2022

After several high-profile school shootings in recent years, school safety experts have coalesced around a handful of important measures that communities and politicians can take to protect students.

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Researchers offer suggestions for how to prevent the next school shooting

Thursday, May 26, 2022

After several high-profile school shootings in recent years, school safety experts have centered on some important measures that communities and politicians can take to protect students.

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Update on Biden's remarks on the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Ailsa Chang talks with NPR's Tamara Keith about Biden's comments on the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

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