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: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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WATCH: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton was raised in a small cabin in East Tennessee with just one book. That’s why she wants children to have books in their homes. She started giving away books 17 years ago. Today, many kids think of her as “The Book Lady” who also happens to sing.

May 29th, 2013 | 1 comment | 19,018 Views
Duration: 5:15 min
WATCH/LISTEN:  John Merrow and Dolly Parton (Extended Interview)

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WATCH/LISTEN: John Merrow and Dolly Parton (Extended Interview)

Famed country music star Dolly Parton talks about her passion for reading and how her childhood inspired her to create The Imagination Library, a book program for children.

May 29th, 2013 | 3 comments
Duration: 15:13 min
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 | 21,232 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 | 6,706 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 | 10,382 Views
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