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: A “Springboard” to Reading Success?

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WATCH: A “Springboard” to Reading Success?

"Springboard Collaborative" is a summer program that creates an unusual partnership between teachers and parents to help kids read.

Aug 22nd, 2014 | 0 comments | 4,127 Views
Duration: 7:25 min
LISTEN: Alejandro Gac-Artigas, founder of Springboard Collaborative

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LISTEN: Alejandro Gac-Artigas, founder of Springboard Collaborative

When Alejandro Gac-Artigas tried to launch a summer program for struggling readers, he ran into problems. John Merrow talks to him about his novel idea and the difficult launch.

Aug 14th, 2014 | 0 comments
LISTEN: Alejandro Gac-Artigas, on parents: “the most underutilized natural resource in education”

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LISTEN: Alejandro Gac-Artigas, on parents: “the most underutilized natural resource in education”

Alejandro Gac-Artigas, founder of Springboard Collaborative, a non-profit organization that manages summer learning programs for struggling readers and their families, speaks about the personal journey that inspired him to launch Springboard.

Aug 5th, 2014 | 0 comments
Duration: 11:28 min
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 | 7,650 Views
Duration: 7:55 min
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 | 942 Views
Duration: 7:13 min
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