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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‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Venture Philantrophy: Silicon Valley Invests in Education

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‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Venture Philantrophy: Silicon Valley Invests in Education

Kim Smith, of the New School Venture Fund, talks about making smart investments in education.

Feb 14th, 2001 | 0 comments
Duration: 19:30 min
‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Algebra and Civil Rights

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‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Algebra and Civil Rights

Renowned civil rights leader Robert Moses makes the argument that math literacy is as important to becoming a full American citizen as voting.

Feb 14th, 2001 | 0 comments
Duration: 15:00 min
‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Teaching Mark Twain

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‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Teaching Mark Twain

Chadwick describes her program to help teachers understand how they can use Twain's racially charged material as a productive tool in understanding American history.

Feb 9th, 2001 | 0 comments
Duration: 15:00 min
‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Bush’s Education Agenda

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‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Bush’s Education Agenda

Former Clinton education advisor, Andy Rotherham, and Margaret La Montagne, Domestic Policy Advisor to President Bush, discuss how Bush's reforms would change American schools.

Feb 8th, 2001 | 0 comments
Duration: 36:00 min
‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Plight of the PTA

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‘Radio Vault’ Podcast - Plight of the PTA

Tom Toch from The Brookings Institution, takes a look at why parents are turning away from the country's largest and most influential parents' organization.

Feb 8th, 2001 | 0 comments
Duration: 16:30 min
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