Cory Turner

Cory Turner appears in the following:

Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature

Friday, July 05, 2019

A hardwired, us-vs.-them mentality can easily pull kids away from kindness, toward cruelty. Here's what parents can do about it.

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WATCH: It's Hard To Delay Gratification. Just Ask Cookie Monster

Friday, May 17, 2019

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Ask Cookie Monster about self-control? Sounds like the setup to a joke. But in recent years, Cookie has evolved. Watch as he demonstrates some of his favorite techniques.

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Besides SAT Score, Students Could Have Their Hardships Tabulated

Friday, May 17, 2019

The College Board is piloting a new tool to complement its SAT test. The Environmental Context Dashboard is meant to capture the challenges students may face at home, including poverty and crime.

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WATCH: It's Hard To Delay Gratification. Just Ask Cookie Monster

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ask Cookie Monster about self-control? Sounds like the setup to a joke. But in recent years, Cookie has evolved. Watch as he demonstrates some of his favorite techniques.

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The Town That Hanged An Elephant Is Now Working To Save Them

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A team of high school students in Tennessee researched the century-old story of "Murderous Mary" and found a town eager for redemption. Their podcast is a winner in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge.

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Teachers Begin To See Unfair Student Loans Disappear

Friday, May 03, 2019

The Department of Education is expanding a fix to its troubled TEACH Grant program, giving millions of dollars of grant money back to public school teachers working in the country's neediest schools.

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Senators To Consumer Watchdog: Prove You're Protecting Student Borrowers

Friday, April 05, 2019

Several top Democrats sent a stern letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asking for evidence that it's policing the federal student loan industry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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