Cory Turner

Cory Turner appears in the following:

Walkouts And Teacher Pay: How Did We Get Here?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

School funding is down in many states, and U.S. teachers earned less last year, on average, than they did back in 1990.


Disparities Persist In School Discipline, Says Government Watchdog

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Black students, boys, and students with disabilities are disproportionately disciplined in K-12 schools across the country, according to the Government Accountability Office.


Turning Kids Into Readers, One Barbershop At A Time

Thursday, March 29, 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.


News Brief: Kim Jong Un In China, Gerrymandering At The Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reportedly visited China in his first trip abroad since taking power. Also, Marcia Coyle of National Law Journal previews a Supreme Court gerrymandering case.


Dept. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The TEACH grant helps future teachers pay for college or a master's. Many say that when they started teaching, they were forced to pay it back. A study obtained by NPR suggests thousands are affected.


The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

Friday, March 16, 2018

Teachers in many states are angry after years of stagnant wages. Here's a state-by-state look at what they really make.


How School Walkouts Test Student Rights And School Responsibilities

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

On Wednesday, students across the country will walk out of their classrooms in protest, and school leaders will respond in many different ways.


Education Department Wants To Protect Student Loan Debt Collectors

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Trump administration is considering a policy change to prevent states from making tough demands of companies that collect student loan debt, according to an internal document obtained by NPR.


Congress Changed 529 College Savings Plans, And Now States Are Nervous

Monday, January 08, 2018

Why the dramatically new vision for the popular college savings plan could cost some states dearly.


What A Tax Overhaul Could Mean For Students And Schools

Thursday, December 07, 2017

The House and Senate are working to reconcile their versions of a tax plan, but one thing is certain: Big changes are ahead for the nation's schools and colleges.


School Voucher Programs Should Be Clear About Disability Rights, Report Says

Monday, December 04, 2017

Many parents of students with disabilities don't know that if they use a voucher to leave public school, they're often leaving federal protections, too. A new GAO report says someone should tell them.


D.C.'s School For Young Boys Of Color Tackles Mistrust Between Students And Police

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Washington, D.C., has created a new, all-boys public school designed specifically for the district's young men of color: Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. For one year, reporters from NPR and Education Week partnered to document the birth of this new school.


All-Boys School In D.C. Focuses On Helping Young Men Of Color

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The public school is designed to meet the needs of young men of color. It features a "restorative justice circle," which includes the school's psychologist, a social worker and counselors.


School Vouchers Get 2 New Report Cards

Monday, June 26, 2017

New research from Indiana and Louisiana provides clarity in the voucher debate.


This Week In Education: DeVos, Discrimination, Desegregation

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The week's education news featured debate over Harvard's rescinding of admissions for several incoming freshmen and the education secretary's contentious hearing on Capitol Hill.


Asked About Discrimination, Betsy DeVos Said This 14 Times

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The education secretary told lawmakers at a hearing, "Let me be clear: Schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law." If only federal law were clear.


Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers.


Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending, Raises Funding For School Choice

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Trump's newly released budget proposal would cut overall education spending by 13.5 percent while increasing funding for school choice. The NPR Ed Team will unpack the administration's new budget and what it means for parents, teachers, students and taxpayers.


Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It's hard to know how schools of choice — charter or private — are performing. Researchers say that's precisely because they are schools of choice. But here's what we do know.


Indiana's School Choice Program Often Underserves Special Needs Students

Monday, May 15, 2017

With President Trump spotlighting the power of private school choice, the NPR Ed Team investigated one of the nation's largest statewide voucher programs, in Indiana, and found, for students with disabilities, that it's often the schools that get to choose, not the students.