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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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School principals say culture wars made last year 'rough as hell'

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Texas judge strikes down Biden administration's student loan-forgiveness plan

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First-grader Rylee plays with a puppet during class. Ryan T. Conaty for NPR hide caption

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In one first-grade classroom, puppets teach children to 'shake out the yuck'

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President Biden speaks about student loan debt relief at Delaware State University last month. A judge in Texas blocked Biden's plan to provide millions of borrowers with up to $20,000 apiece in federal student-loan forgiveness. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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You asked us about Biden's student debt relief plan. We found the answers

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A lawsuit could still stop Biden's student loan relief in it's tracks

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Borrowers who were cut out of student loan relief describe 'a gut punch'

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Students from George Washington University wear their graduation gowns outside of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2022. STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Biden administration is changing who qualifies for student loan cancellation

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A look inside the legal battle to stop Biden's student loan relief

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U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona appeared alongside President Biden when he announced his student loan relief plan on Aug. 24. On Thursday, the administration quietly changed its guidance around which borrowers qualify for this relief. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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In a reversal, the Education Dept. is excluding many from student loan relief

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