Cory Turner

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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.


Department Of Education Plans To Change Rules For Regulating Colleges

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The Education Department unveiled a plan to rewrite and roll back important rules that govern colleges and their accrediting agencies. The department says it wants to reduce obstacles to innovation, but critics worry this will lower school standards and hurt students.


Defrauded Student Borrowers Must Prove Intent; Sessions Calls Students 'Snowflakes'

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Education Department wants to change loan forgiveness rules, the U.S. attorney general mocks cry closets and therapy dogs, and Congress musters a bipartisan vote for career tech.


Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Teen depression and anxiety rates have been rising for years, and two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers.


Helping Children Identify As Readers — Starting With A Haircut

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Alvin Irby is on a mission to get kids reading in the barbershop. And he wants to make sure kids understand that books are fun.


Senators To DeVos On TEACH Grant Debacle: 'Urgent That These Mistakes Are Fixed'

Monday, July 02, 2018

New documents obtained by NPR show that nearly 11,000 TEACH recipients may have lost their grants because of mistakes by the loan servicer, but only a small fraction of the problems were ever fixed.


Raising Kids Who Want To Read — Even During The Summer

Monday, July 02, 2018

Long summer days leave lots of time for books. What's the best way to encourage kids to take advantage of that time?


Is This Supreme Court Decision The End Of Teachers Unions?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Janus decision will hurt public sector unions' finances and membership nationwide. What happens now?


What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs And Sadness

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A new survey of America's youth offers more than a few surprises — and raises some important red flags.


Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Saturday, June 02, 2018

A new book argues that children are less disciplined than ever. Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis identifies several culprits and says there are several things parents, teachers and caregivers can do.


Education Secretary DeVos Acknowledges Problems With Teacher Grant Program

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

In response to exclusive NPR reporting into a troubled federal grant program for public school teachers, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told Congressional leaders Tuesday that she is aware of the program's problems and has taken steps to fix it.


Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Public school teachers across the country say they've been improperly hit with thousands of dollars in debt when paperwork errors turned their grants into loans that they're now supposed to pay back.


'I Don't Want To Leave My House': Santa Fe's Invisible Wounds

Monday, May 21, 2018

A gunman killed eight students and two teachers at Santa Fe High School outside Houston — and scarred hundreds, perhaps thousands more.


Santa Fe Shooting: What Happens Now?

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Students from Friday's high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, were allowed to retrieve their abandoned vehicles today. They're still grappling with the biggest question: Why did this happen?