Reports by John Merrow

 

John Merrow is currently Education Correspondent for PBS NewsHour and President of Learning Matters. He began his career as an education reporter with National Public Radio nearly 40 years ago with the weekly series, Options in Education, for which he received the George Polk Award in 1982. In subsequent years, he expanded into broadcast television, documentaries, and print. In 2012, he became the first journalist to receive the prestigious McGraw Prize in Education.

He has received George Foster Peabody Awards for School Sleuth: The Case of An Excellent School (2000) and Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet (2006), Emmy nominations in 1984, 2005, and 2007, four CINE Golden Eagles, numerous awards from the Education Writers Association and more. An occasional contributor to USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Education Week, he is the author of The Influence of Teachers (2011), Choosing Excellence (2001) and co-editor of Declining by Degrees (2005).

 

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WATCH: Texas Partnership -Traditional and Charter Schools Working Together

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WATCH: Texas Partnership -Traditional and Charter Schools Working Together

Today, charter schools are most often seen as competitors, battling traditional schools for students and scarce education dollars. What would happen if the hostilities suddenly ceased and the two began to work together as originally envisioned?

Jul 22nd, 2014 | 0 comments | 2,367 Views
WATCH: Testing Schools Instead of Students

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WATCH: Testing Schools Instead of Students

The new OECD test, designed to figure out whether a school curriculum is sufficiently challenging to prepare students for competing in the 21st Century, could revolutionize the testing industry.

Jul 10th, 2014 | 0 comments | 389 Views
Duration: 7:13 min
WATCH: Arne Duncan Profile

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WATCH: Arne Duncan Profile

Critics on the right and the left are saying that Arne Duncan is “meddling" in schools. They accuse him of acting like the nation’s School Superintendent and not the U.S. Secretary of Education. Is he overstepping boundaries?

Mar 28th, 2014 | 1 comment | 8,395 Views
Duration: 9:00 min
WATCH: Arts Education

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WATCH: Arts Education

Every state reports its public schools provide arts education, but how much instruction in the arts are students really getting?

Nov 27th, 2013 | 0 comments | 20,069 Views
WATCH: The Arts: Every Day in Every Way

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WATCH: The Arts: Every Day in Every Way

The arts are everywhere at this school in Raleigh, NC. We take a look.

Nov 27th, 2013 | 0 comments | 3,557 Views
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