Cory Turner

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A Year Of School Like No Other: How A Teacher, A Student And A Parent Have Coped

Thursday, March 11, 2021

We've talked with hundreds of people since the pandemic shut down schools and colleges a year ago. We checked back back in with three of them about how their lives have changed.


Checking Back With A Teacher, College Student and Mother After A Year At Home

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

On the one year anniversary of COVID-19-related school closures, NPR checks back in with a teacher, a college student and the mother of a student with disabilities about how the year has gone.


New Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Wants Schools Open 'As Soon As Possible'

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Biden's new Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says "it is our shared goal to reopen schools safely and quickly."


Biden Administration Makes Vaccines A Priority For Teachers

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has put out a list of things the federal government can do to get schools to reopen. It's not clear how many districts are currently closed for in-person learning.


Lifelong Educator Miguel Cardona Confirmed As Education Secretary

Monday, March 01, 2021

The former fourth grade teacher, principal and state education commissioner will take the reins at the U.S. Department of Education as the fight intensifies over school reopening.


With One Move, Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty

Friday, February 26, 2021

Lawmakers are weighing a proposal to give families with kids a monthly cash benefit to help ease the lifelong pull of poverty. Experts say it could cut U.S. child poverty nearly in half.


Lawmakers Consider 2 Plans For Monthly Payments To Address Child Poverty

Friday, February 19, 2021

The new COVID-19 relief bill includes proposals that were unthinkable not that long ago: giving families a few hundred dollars every month, for every child in their household.


CDC Offers Clearest Guidance Yet For Reopening Schools

Friday, February 12, 2021

The updated guidelines make key changes to earlier language and include a new color-coded chart that divides school reopening options into four zones based on the level of community transmission.


Education Pick Miguel Cardona's Message To Lawmakers: 'En La Unión Está La Fuerza'

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Miguel Cardona, President Biden's education nominee, appeared before lawmakers on Wednesday for a mostly tame confirmation hearing. His opening message: In unity there is strength.


Education Pick Miguel Cardona Is New To Washington — But Not To Classrooms

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

President Biden's education nominee has spent most of his professional career as a public school educator in the city where he grew up: Meriden, Conn.


CDC Makes The Case For Schools Reopening

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Federal researchers say, with proper safety precautions, schools don't seem to fuel outbreaks, with some exceptions such as indoor sports practices.


Education Pick Miguel Cardona On Biden's Promise To Reopen Schools

Monday, January 25, 2021

President Biden pledged to reopen most of the nation's K-12 schools during his first 100 days. When asked if that goal was "too optimistic," Cardona said, "No, I think it's strong leadership."


'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

Monday, January 18, 2021

When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police custody.


Now Is A Good Time To Talk To Kids About Civics

Friday, January 15, 2021

Here's a primer from our Life Kit parenting team.


DeVos Resigns As Education Secretary, Says, 'Impressionable Children Are Watching'

Thursday, January 07, 2021

The U.S. education secretary sent a letter to President Trump, announcing her resignation effective Friday.


Where Is It Safe To Reopen Schools? New Research Offers Answers

Thursday, January 07, 2021

A new study suggests reopening schools may be safer than previously thought, at least in communities where the coronavirus is not already spreading out of control.


Biden Picks Connecticut Schools Chief Miguel Cardona As Education Secretary

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Cardona is a former teacher and has spent much of the pandemic pushing to reopen schools. President-elect Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate him on Tuesday evening.


Congress Poised To Simplify FAFSA, And Help People In Prison Go To College

Sunday, December 20, 2020

In a bipartisan effort, Congress is close to a deal to simplify the federal financial aid form, or FAFSA, a major policy goal of retiring Republican senator Lamar Alexander.


Listeners' Questions On Navigating Relationships In The Pandemic

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has tested people's relationships this year — with family, significant others and friends. NPR answers listeners' questions on how to navigate changing relationships.


New Studies Show The Pandemic Highlights Inequality In U.S. Education System

Thursday, December 10, 2020

A handful of new studies paint the clearest picture yet of students' learning loss from the pandemic and suggest lack of access to technology and in-person teaching may be exacerbating inequality.