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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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Sandra's 17-year-old daughter, Lindsey, has autism. Lindsey thrives on routine, and got special help at school until the coronavirus pandemic cut her off from the trained teachers and therapists she'd come to rely on. Audra Melton for NPR hide caption

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'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

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A first-grader raises her hand at Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School in Fall River, Mass., in November. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Where Is It Safe To Reopen Schools? New Research Offers Answers

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Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, here in January, is President-elect Joe Biden's intended nominee for education secretary. Devin Leith-Yessian/Record-Journal via AP hide caption

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Biden Picks Connecticut Schools Chief Miguel Cardona As Education Secretary

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In a bipartisan effort, Congress is close to a deal to simplify the federal financial aid form, or FAFSA, a major policy goal of retiring Republican senator Lamar Alexander. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Listeners' Questions On Navigating Relationships In The Pandemic

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New Studies Show The Pandemic Highlights Inequality In U.S. Education System

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Kids Are Anxious And Scared During The Pandemic. Here's How Parents Can Help

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A student raises his hand while attending an online class from home in Miami on Sept. 3. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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New Report Offers Clearest Picture Yet Of Pandemic Impact On Student Learning

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How Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Will Be Remembered

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COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine)

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Tips For Talking To Children About The Election

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