Cory Turner

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Proactive School Closings Can Stem Disease Spread — But Closing Causes Its Own Worries

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Closing schools could slow the spread of coronavirus — but school leaders worry closure comes with its own risks, especially for kids who depend on school meals and whose parents can't take off work.

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Letters Urge Betsy DeVos To Erase Student Loans For Borrowers With Disabilities

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

A broad coalition of student loan advocates is urging the U.S. education secretary to make good on federal legal protections for student borrowers with severe disabilities.

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A Sex Ed Update For An Internet-Enabled Generation

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

NPR's Life Kit podcast team discusses its latest reporting: on why sex education for teens needs a 21st century update.

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Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.

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Harvard, Yale Accused Of Failing To Report Hundreds Of Millions In Foreign Donations

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Ivy League schools have been singled out in a federal crackdown on institutions of higher learning for allegedly not reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign donations.

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Education Department Probes Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Department of Education has announced that it is investigating two elite U.S. universities: Harvard and Yale. The government says they potentially failed to report foreign gifts and contracts.

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Education Dept. Unveils Fix For Student Loan Program's 'Bureaucratic Nightmare'

Friday, January 31, 2020

In its first year, the forgiveness program turned away 71% of borrowers because of a paperwork technicality. Now, the department says it's fixing that roadblock.

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Teachers Union Lawsuit Claims DeVos 'Capriciously' Repealed Borrower Protections

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Before its repeal, the gainful employment rule served as a warning to certain colleges: If graduates didn't earn enough money to pay their student debts, schools could lose access to federal aid.

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Canceling Student Debt Is Easier Than It Sounds

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A little-known provision allows the U.S. education secretary to erase student loan debt without going to Congress. Elizabeth Warren says if elected president she would put that provision to use.

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How Making A Podcast Enriched Students' Lives

Monday, January 13, 2020

As NPR rolls out the second annual Student Podcast Challenge, we check in with last year's winners to see what they learned and how the contest made a difference.

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How To Talk To Children About Sex

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Sex is a topic that can leave parents embarrassed. Experts say it's never too soon to talk openly with your kids about their bodies.

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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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