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:
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."
Friday, May 06, 2022
Student loan interest rates reset every May. This year, they're on the rise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."