Cory Turner

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Sparkle Unicorns And Fart Ninjas: What Parents Can Do About Gendered Toys

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Toys are more pink and blue than ever before, experts say. But before you ban the sparkle unicorns and foam-dart blasters, consider other ways to help kids expand their play possibilities.


The Dog Isn't Sleeping: How To Talk With Children About Death

Monday, March 04, 2019

Whether it's a goldfish or Grandma, every child will encounter a death at some point — and their parents will likely struggle to explain it. NPR's Life Kit and Sesame Workshop have 6 insights to help.


How To Communicate With Children On Difficult Subjects Such As Death

Monday, March 04, 2019

NPR and child development experts behind Sesame Street have teamed up on a parenting podcast. Life Kit For Parents With Sesame Workshop is meant to help adults navigate tough conversations with kids.


When Kids Ask (Really) Tough Questions: A Quick Guide

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Is Santa real? Will you ever die? Children ask questions that can induce knee-buckling panic in adults. NPR's Life Kit and Sesame Workshop have research-tested strategies to help you with the answers.


Federal Watchdog Issues Scathing Report On Ed Department's Handling Of Student Loans

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The department's own inspector general says student loan companies aren't following the rules, and that the government isn't doing enough to hold them accountable.


TEACH Grant Updates; And Denver Teacher Negotiations At An Impasse

Saturday, February 02, 2019

The Education Department has published guidance for teachers hurt by the federal TEACH Grant program. And a possible Denver teacher strike is on hold while the state decides whether to intervene.


Education Department Plans To Fix Flawed Federal Grant Program

Monday, December 10, 2018

An NPR exclusive: The Education Department has announced a plan to help public school teachers wrongly hit with debts, sometimes more than $20,000, because of a troubled federal grant program.


Exclusive: Ed Department To Erase Debts Of Teachers, Fix Troubled Grant Program

Sunday, December 09, 2018

The move follows an NPR investigation that found thousands of teachers had grants unfairly converted to loans.


'I Am Heartbroken': Your Letters About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Thursday, October 18, 2018

NPR reported on the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and dozens of aggrieved student borrowers wrote in to share their stories.


Why Public Service Loan Forgiveness Is So Unforgiving

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ninety-nine percent of applications for Public Service Loan Forgiveness have been denied. A former student loan watchdog saw it coming.


Episode 869: The Student Loan Whistleblower

Friday, October 12, 2018

Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit.


New Education Budget; Yale Discrimination Investigation; Faults In Loan Forgiveness

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Also in our weekly education news roundup: 6 ways to talk to your kids about sex after Kavanaugh; Homeschooling is growing and changing rapidly


Can Schools Use Federal Funds To Arm Teachers?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Senators from the education committee aired their frustrations about a move to allow school districts to use federal money to pay for the arming of teachers.


Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education has developed a new smartphone app that it hopes will make the notoriously difficult Free Application For Federal Student Aid a little easier.


New Findings On Loan Forgiveness; Puerto Rico Schools After Maria; DeVos Calls For Free-Speech

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Education Department offers new findings on student loan forgiveness; Enrollment in Puerto Rico's schools drops after Hurricane Maria; DeVos calls for more free and open speech on college campuses


Senators Demand Answers From CFPB Head After Student Loan Watchdog's Resignation

Friday, September 14, 2018

In a stern letter to the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, Senate Democrats demanded evidence that he is safeguarding student borrowers.


If 'Free College' Sounds Too Good To Be True, That's Because It Often Is

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

More than a dozen states offer what are known as free college programs. But a new review finds states vary wildly in how they define both "free" and "college."


Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration 'Turned Its Back' On Borrowers

Monday, August 27, 2018

The nation's student loan watchdog has resigned from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguing that its current leadership has undermined efforts to protect student borrowers.


In Sesame's New Show, To Play Is To Learn

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Monsters and maker-play join forces in Esme & Roy, a sneaky fun vehicle for a whole lot of learning.


DeVos Seeks To Rewrite The Rules On Higher Ed

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The U.S. Education Department is going back to the drawing board on some basic rules of higher education.