Cory Turner

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Tips For Talking To Children About The Election

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

With many Americans focused on the election, NPR's Life Kit team offers tips to parents and caregivers on how to talk about the election — and civics more broadly — with children.

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America's School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Sight

Friday, October 23, 2020

Budget cuts + rising pandemic costs + zero federal relief = a school funding crisis.

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Pandemic Costs Pile Up As Many Schools Remain Closed

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The pandemic-driven recession has forced states to slash their education budgets. School funding experts worry districts will have to make devastating cuts if the federal government doesn't help soon.

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Homeless Families Struggle With Impossible Choices As School Closures Continue

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Parents and caregivers who are homeless face a difficult decision: Work to try to escape homelessness, or quit their jobs to help their kids with online learning.

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In Pandemic, Many Students Lose Critical Access To Meals

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Months into the pandemic, school nutrition directors say fewer and fewer children who are eligible for free or low-cost school meals are not picking them up due, in part, to transportation challenges.

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Remote Learning Presents Additional Challenge For Students Experiencing Homelessness

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Education during a pandemic is hard enough, but for families experiencing homelessness, remote learning is especially challenging, and not in a good way.

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New York City Delays School Reopening; Campus Lockdowns Grow

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Our roundup of education stories looks at the turmoil following Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest delay announcement; and the continuing struggles on campus to control COVID outbreaks.

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Trump Announces 'Patriotic Education' Commission

Friday, September 18, 2020

At the White House Conference, President Trump said history teachers' focus on slavery has taught children to hate their country and announced a national commission to promote "patriotic" education.

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Betsy DeVos Says Students Will Need To Take Federal Standardized Tests This Year

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told school districts they should expect to meet federal standardized testing requirements this school year. Many civil rights groups agree with her.

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DeVos Loses Latest Fight Over Rerouting Aid To Private School Students

Friday, September 11, 2020

A federal judge says U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos overstepped in trying to send more CARES Act money to help students at private schools.

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'Children Are Going Hungry': Why Schools Are Struggling To Feed Students

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

School meals are the only meals some children get in a day. But during the pandemic, school feeding programs have been reaching fewer and fewer families.

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More Than 6,500 Teachers Have Had Unfair Student Debts Erased

Saturday, August 22, 2020

After an NPR investigation led to an overhaul of the troubled TEACH Grant program, the U.S. Department of Education says teachers have had nearly $44 million in loans turned back into grants.

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Schools Say They Have To Do Better For Students With Disabilities This Fall

Friday, August 21, 2020

When U.S. schools went online-only in the spring, many struggled to provide vital services to students with disabilities. Families, advocates and many educators say this fall has to be different.

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Students With Disabilities Struggle To Learn Remotely

Thursday, August 20, 2020

While many schools are continuing distance learning, educators want to do things differently this time for students who need special education services. Parents say the schools have to do better.

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At Least 97,000 Children Tested Positive For Coronavirus In Last 2 Weeks Of July

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

President Trump falsely claimed that children are "almost immune" from the coronavirus, but a new review of state data finds child cases are up 40%.

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At Least 97,000 Children Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Last Two Weeks Of July

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A new review of state data finds child cases up 40%.

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Listener Questions On School Reopenings Answered

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Some schools are choosing to be remote-only this fall, while others have already reopened. NPR looks at the science and education issues facing families, states and educators as classes resume.

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When Can Kids Go Back To School? Leaders Say 'As Soon As It's Safe'

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Superintendents across the country say they're eager to get kids back in schools — safely. In communities with coronavirus cases soaring, some leaders say remote learning is the only safe option.

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Teachers Sue To Block Florida's School Reopening Mandate

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Educators in Florida, with the backing of the state's largest teachers union, sued the governor and other state officials for trying to require schools to reopen in the middle of a COVID-19 surge.

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School Administrators Grapple With Reopening Decision

Friday, July 17, 2020

As President Trump and the U.S. Department of Education push school leaders to quickly reopen K-12 schools, superintendents across the country insist science, not politics, will guide them.

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