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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LISTEN: John Merrow And Daniel King On Low-Income Education

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LISTEN: John Merrow And Daniel King On Low-Income Education

A student drops out of HS. The district locates him, and encourages him to attend ... COLLEGE? Can this plan work? In south Texas, the answer is yes.

Jul 3rd, 2012 | 0 comments
Duration: 39:28
WATCH: What Are Kids Reading?

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WATCH: What Are Kids Reading?

The Common Core is arriving in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Chances are these standards will change the books our kids are reading -- but how much?

May 14th, 2012 | 4 comments | 17,593 Views
Duration: 10:18
WATCH: John Merrow Speaks At Notre Dame

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WATCH: John Merrow Speaks At Notre Dame

John lays out some key "educational myths" that we should be avoiding in this talk from the CREO Seminar Series.

May 9th, 2012 | 0 comments | 3,662 Views
Duration: 71:00
WATCH: John Merrow And Joel Klein In Discussion

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WATCH: John Merrow And Joel Klein In Discussion

Held at The JCC in Manhattan, this is a far-reaching discussion on all topics in education between two veterans of the ed world.

May 9th, 2012 | 2 comments | 4,956 Views
Duration: 72:00
LISTEN: John Merrow On The Bob Edwards Show

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LISTEN: John Merrow On The Bob Edwards Show

Listen to John's far-reaching interview from early March, which runs the gamut from "trust but verify" (a Reaganism) to the situation with New Orleans schools.

Mar 5th, 2012 | 0 comments
Duration: 29:32
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