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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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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared Thursday before a hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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House Democrats Grill Betsy DeVos Over Denying Student Borrower Relief

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Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers

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Drew Lehman of Lansdale, Pa., became unable to work after a traumatic car accident. He's one of hundreds of thousands of borrowers who qualify to have their student loans erased because of significant, permanent disabilities. Natalie Piserchio for NPR hide caption

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Education Department Could Do More To Help Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities

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Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities Aren't Getting Help They Were Promised

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Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has argued that "borrower defense" is too lenient. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Betsy DeVos And The High-Stakes Standoff Over Student Loan Forgiveness

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News Brief: Yovanovitch Testifies, Student Loans, Lebanon Protests

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Devos Refuses To Forgive Student Debt For Those Defrauded By For-Profit Colleges

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We all want our kids to reach their full potential, but that doesn't mean running math drills. Author Kathy Hirsh-Pasek explains the "six C's" that kids need to succeed and why raising brilliant kids starts with redefining brilliant. LA Johnson /NPR hide caption

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The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game

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Why All Parents Should Talk With Their Kids About Social Identity

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Report: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Hasn't Fixed Its Issues

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