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Cory Turner

Correspondent/Senior Editor, NPR Ed

Cory Turner reports and edits for the NPR Ed team. He's helped lead several of the team's signature reporting projects, including "The Truth About America's Graduation Rate" (2015), the groundbreaking "School Money" series (2016), "Raising Kings: A Year Of Love And Struggle At Ron Brown College Prep" (2017), and the NPR Life Kit parenting podcast with Sesame Workshop (2019). His year-long investigation with NPR's Chris Arnold, "The Trouble With TEACH Grants" (2018), led the U.S. Department of Education to change the rules of a troubled federal grant program that had unfairly hurt thousands of teachers.

Before coming to NPR Ed, Cory stuck his head inside the mouth of a shark and spent five years as Senior Editor of All Things Considered. His life at NPR began in 2004 with a two-week assignment booking for The Tavis Smiley Show.

In 2000, Cory earned a master's in screenwriting from the University of Southern California and spent several years reading gas meters for the So. Cal. Gas Company. He was only bitten by one dog, a Lhasa Apso, and wrote a bank heist movie you've never seen.

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The Dog Isn't Sleeping: How To Talk With Children About Death

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How To Communicate With Children On Difficult Subjects Such As Death

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Federal Watchdog Issues Scathing Report On Ed Department's Handling Of Student Loans

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and officials at the Department of Education will review the public comments made regarding how colleges handle campus sexual assaults. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Education Department Plans To Fix Flawed Federal Grant Program

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Exclusive: Ed Department To Erase Debts Of Teachers, Fix Troubled Grant Program

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Seth Frotman, former student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, poses at NPR headquarters in September. Frotman and his team reviewed thousands of complaints about the questionable practices of student loan companies. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Why Public Service Loan Forgiveness Is So Unforgiving

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Can Schools Use Federal Funds To Arm Teachers?

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The U.S. Department of Education unveiled the My Student Aid app to help make the 2019-'20 FAFSA application process easier. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That

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Loan Forgiveness Denial; Puerto Rico Schools After Maria; DeVos Calls For Free-Speech

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