Cory Turner

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The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here's what else it did

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.


Navient reaches a deal to cancel $1.7 billion in student loan debts

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.


The challenges of trying to keep schools open during the omicron surge

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.


8 ways teachers are talking about Jan. 6 in their classrooms

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.


1 borrower's student debt is erased with loan forgiveness program overhaul

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.


Why school enrollment continues to drop

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."


Where are the students? For a second straight year, school enrollment is dropping

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The declines many school districts reported last year have continued, an NPR investigation finds. What educators don't know is where those students have gone.


Biden pledged to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt. Here's what he's done so far

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

President Biden provided hundreds of thousands of borrowers with debt relief this year — but his campaign promise to cancel at least $10,000 of student debt per person remains unfulfilled.


Thousands of borrowers' student debt is erased with loan forgiveness program overhaul

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

A month after the U.S. Department of Education announced it would overhaul the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, thousands have begun to see their student loan balances disappear.


Borrowers say they were wrongly denied loan forgiveness. Now, help is on the way

Thursday, November 04, 2021

An NPR investigation found that student borrowers were prematurely rejected under the revamped Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. The Education Department has promised a fix.


4 things to know about possible changes to your student loan debt

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The head of the office of Federal Student Aid, Richard Cordray, spoke with lawmakers about loan forgiveness and a resumption of student loan repayments after the pandemic pause.


Top student loan official testifies on troubled loan forgiveness program

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The head of the U.S. Department of Education's federal student lending office, Richard Cordray, testified before a House panel Wednesday, about changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.


Student loan forgiveness is a lot closer for some borrowers, and they are pumped

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Thousands of teachers, nurses and other public servants are learning they could have some of their federal student loan debts erased months — and even years — earlier than expected.


What borrowers need to know about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness overhaul

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

On Wednesday, the U.S. Education Department said it would temporarily relax some of the program's rules. The changes could lead to loan cancellation for tens of thousands of borrowers.


NPR Exclusive: Troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness program will get overhaul

Friday, October 01, 2021

The program's confusing requirements led to crowds of frustrated borrowers being denied debt relief. The department is expected to make immediate, retroactive fixes and to simplify the overall rules.


Education Dept. Will Reimburse Florida District That Had Funds Held Over Mask Mandate

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The U.S. Department of Education has made good on its promise to reimburse a Florida school district that is being penalized for defying its state's mask mandate ban.


The Education Secretary Plays Hardball (And A Cowbell) To Push For Safe Schools

Thursday, September 23, 2021

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has tried to balance optimism around safe, in-person learning with political pugilism aimed at officials who are making it hard for schools to require masks.


The Stakes Feel Higher Than Ever As The Education Secretary Welcomes Students Back

Monday, September 20, 2021

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is hopping a purple bus for his "Return-to-School Road Trip." His message to students and educators: It's good to be back.


How To Talk About 9/11 With A New Generation Of Kids

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Students today have no memory of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, so this year's anniversary poses unique challenges for educators and caregivers trying to explain what happened and why.


Schools Are Getting Billions In COVID Relief Money. Here's How They Plan To Spend It

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

New staff, new technology and new classrooms are among the things superintendents are buying with this historic infusion of federal dollars. That's according to a new survey of district leaders.