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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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6 things we've learned about how the pandemic disrupted learning

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Students from George Washington University wear their graduation gowns outside the White House in May. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Americans support student loan forgiveness, but would rather rein in college costs

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The U.S. will forgive $5.8 billion of loans to Corinthian Colleges students

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Students wait outside Everest College in Industry, Calif., in April, 2015, hoping to get their transcriptions and information on loan forgiveness and transferring credits to other schools. Christine Armario/AP hide caption

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Cómo hablar con los niños cuando las noticias dan miedo. Una guía bilingüe

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School safety experts have coalesced around a handful of important measures communities and politicians can take to protect students. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Experts say we can prevent school shootings. Here's what the research says

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What schools can (and can't) do to prevent school shootings

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Researchers offer suggestions for how to prevent the next school shooting

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The shooting in Uvalde conjures memories of Sandy Hook school shooting

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How schools and the Biden administration are prioritizing student mental health

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These middle school students have a warning about teens and social media

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