Cory Turner

Cory Turner appears in the following:

COVID-19 Disrupts School Schedules, Child Care Arrangements

Monday, March 16, 2020

School has now been canceled in the majority of states because of the coronavirus outbreak. That's creating problems for parents and caregivers across the country.


Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now

Friday, March 13, 2020

The coronavirus is raising a lot of questions for parents, from how to talk to children about it to weathering school closures to screen time strategies when you're home with little ones.


State Officials Consider Closing Schools Due To Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has moved into a new phase, compelling some state leaders to take the unusual step of closing schools statewide. More states may soon do the same.


States Begin Widespread School Closures To Fight Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The closures come after many school districts and dozens of colleges and universities have temporarily closed or switched to virtual classes because of the disease.


When Should Schools Close For Coronavirus?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Closing schools can slow the spread of disease and, in turn, save lives. But it also causes huge disruptions, especially for children who depend on the free and reduced-cost meals they get at school.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.