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: Why Are High School Graduation Rates Up?

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WATCH: Why Are High School Graduation Rates Up?

For the first time in forty years, national high school graduation rates have made remarkable gains. But are they real?

Apr 11th, 2013 | 1 comment | 20,859 Views
Duration: 9:09 min
WATCH: Deeper Learning in Danville, KY

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WATCH: Deeper Learning in Danville, KY

Public schools in Danville, Kentucky are in the process of a radical transformation.

Apr 3rd, 2013 | 3 comments | 6,531 Views
Duration: 8:03 min
WATCH: FRONTLINE - The Education of Michelle Rhee

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WATCH: FRONTLINE - The Education of Michelle Rhee

Our hour-long report for Frontline examines Michelle Rhee's legacy in Washington, DC.

Jan 7th, 2013 | 2 comments | 7,310 Views
WATCH: Rocketship Schools

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WATCH: Rocketship Schools

Replication may be education's biggest challenge. America has lots of great schools, but no one has figured out how to mass produce them, at cost. Could this model out of San Jose, CA do it?

Dec 29th, 2012 | 2 comments | 11,402 Views
Duration: 8:32
WATCH: Reach Out And Read

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WATCH: Reach Out And Read

Can doctors -- and an emerging program -- help children prepare for school?

Nov 8th, 2012 | 1 comment | 17,794 Views
Duration: 6:20
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