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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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Wednesday

Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Education Secretary, announced new efforts to help borrowers hurt by problems with its repayment programs. Arin Yoon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Government efforts to erase student loan debt have now reached 3.6 million borrowers

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Thursday

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Millions could benefit from a new way out of student loan default

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Tuesday

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona talks to reporters during the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on June 30, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Education Department punishes student loan servicer for billing mistakes

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Friday

A big, new effort to teach children civics is about to be unveiled in Philadelphia

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Wednesday

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Student loans for parents can be a debt trap. But there's a loophole

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Monday

Pause on federal student loans ends — millions have to make payments again

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Friday

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What a shutdown would mean for student loan borrowers

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Thursday

Black leaders and activists continue to push for student debt cancelation

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Tuesday

A Spelman College graduate waves during the school's 2023 commencement ceremony on May 21. Recent college graduates are due to make their first student loan payments in the coming weeks. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

Monday

Federal student loan borrowers prepare to resume repaying their loans

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Monday

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Student loan borrowers are spending a lot of time on hold, says federal watchdog

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Sunday

Student loan payments are back. Now what?

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Thursday

A big group of student loan borrowers are learning their debt has been forgiven

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Student loan borrowers who've been repaying for about 20 years got some good news

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Tuesday

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Borrowers can now apply for new, income-based student loan repayment

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Friday

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Saturday

More than 800,000 borrowers are eligible to benefit from student loan forgiveness

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Friday

More than 800,000 borrowers will receive federal student loan forgiveness

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Student loan forgiveness is on the way for more than 800,000 borrowers

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Graduates attend Tennessee State University's commencement ceremony in Nashville on May 7, 2022. Under a new repayment plan, millions of student loan borrowers will see their monthly repayment amounts cut in half or more. Jason Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

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What the Supreme Court's rejection of student loan relief means for borrowers

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Supreme Court strikes down Biden's student debt forgiveness program

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