Cory Turner appears in the following:
Friday, July 17, 2020
As President Trump and the U.S. Department of Education push school leaders to quickly reopen K-12 schools, superintendents across the country insist science, not politics, will guide them.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
NPR science and education reporters answer questions submitted by listeners about the coming school year.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Pandemic has put Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in the spotlight — she uses her power to promote private school interests but has also had to backtrack on her support of virtual schooling.
Friday, July 10, 2020
In June, NPR reported that the department was making it harder for colleges to reconsider aid for students whose finances have changed. On Thursday, the agency reversed course.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
The American Academy of Pediatrics says children are better off in school but that the decision to reopen cannot ignore spiking infection rates.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
The president calls the recommendations "impractical" and says he'll pressure states to open schools this fall — even threatening to cut funding. But the decision largely lies with states.
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Today the Trump administration began a full-court press encouraging public school leaders across the country to reopen schools full-time in the fall.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos signaled she is standing firm on her intention to reroute millions of dollars in coronavirus aid money to K-12 private school students.
Friday, June 19, 2020
A recent change has led to some colleges hesitating to help students affected by the economic downturn.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The middle-school top prize for NPR's second annual Student Podcast Challenge goes to ... The Dragon Kids.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The U.S. Senate's education committee grappled with the challenges public schools face as they prepare to reopen safely in the fall.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
A new report proposes a radical solution to America's school funding inequities: Leave district lines in place, but spread the wealth.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
With state income and sales tax revenues crashing, one expert predicts, "We're about to see a school funding crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern history."
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The U.S. education secretary has told public K-12 schools they should use their coronavirus relief money to help private school students, too.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
In this time of fear and uncertainty, NPR's Life Kit team partners with Sesame Street's lovable monster, Grover, to answer some of kids' tough questions.
Friday, May 08, 2020
In a federal lawsuit, students accuse Florida Career College of breaking promises about career training and job placement. The for-profit school has been allotted $17 million in federal pandemic aid.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
With schools closed, elementary school counselor Marie Weller is improvising to reach her students: She's recording YouTube lessons about how they can handle their feelings from her kitchen.
Monday, April 27, 2020
The students' lawyers argued that literacy is a fundamental skill to living in a democracy, and thus protected by the U.S. Constitution. In a landmark decision, a federal appeals court agreed.
Monday, April 20, 2020
School counselors say the coronavirus pandemic has so destabilized kids' lives that the result is genuinely traumatic. And closed schools make it harder for counselors to help.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
School closures aren't just hard on kids; they're also hard on the economy. And many of the states that haven't closed schools for the rest of the academic year may yet do so.