About Us

Education Week Video (formerly Learning Matters TV) is a media-production division of Education Week, the nation’s premier independent source for pre-K-12 news, analysis, and commentary. Education Week Video produces segments for the PBS NewsHour and edweek.org, as well as other platforms, on timely education issues, from the early years through college and careers.

Learning Matters, founded by John Merrow in 1995, was acquired by Editorial Projects in Education, the nonprofit publisher of Education Week, in August 2015. The acquisition allowed Education Week to expand its multiplatform journalism, increase its commitment to television and digital video, and build on Learning Matters’ history of producing award-winning education coverage.

Education Week reporters and editors, correspondents, and producers develop a wide range of video and audio stories about schooling in America, shining a light on best practices in the field as well as the issues and challenges facing schools, educators, students, and communities. The acquisition united the strengths and sensibilities of two well-regarded organizations: Education Week, with a reputation as the trusted newspaper of record on education, and Learning Matters TV, with its history of powerful storytelling and broadcast excellence.

Education Week has been the most comprehensive information source for K-12 professionals, researchers, policymakers, and advocates since 1981, with daily news and insights as well as provocative commentary distributed across multiple digital channels and in a weekly newspaper.

The Learning Matters team has produced more than 30 documentaries and filed hundreds of reports for the PBS NewsHour, earning Emmy nominations and a coveted George Foster Peabody Award.

On this website, you can view streaming video of our reporting for PBS NewsHour, full-length documentaries, podcasts, and more. To purchase or license our videos or films, please contact the Education Week Library at library@epe.org.


Staff

Kavitha CardozaKavitha Cardoza, Correspondent

Kavitha Cardoza reports on education issues from pre-K through higher education for PBS NewsHour and edweek.org. View her full profile on edweek.org.
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Lisa StarkLisa Stark, Correspondent

Lisa Stark reports on pre-K, K-12, and higher education issues for edweek.org and the PBS NewsHour. View her full profile on edweek.org.**
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Cat McGrathCat McGrath, Video Producer

Cat McGrath began producing for Learning Matters and reporting on education for the PBS NewsHour in the fall of 2007. She earned national recognition for her coverage of Michelle Rhee’s school reform efforts in the District of Columbia and has reported on a wide variety of topics including the Common Core State Standards, arts education, and early-childhood education. In 2014, she produced the documentary “School Sleuth: Case of the Wired Classroom,” featuring veteran education reporter John Merrow, which has aired on PBS stations across the country. She has also associate- and field-produced on numerous programs for The History Channel, A&E television, “American Experience,” and KRON4 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to her career in television, Cat honed her production skills in San Francisco on independent films and music videos, as well as in the theater.


Funding

Education Week Video is supported by foundations and donors.


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