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Still the Toughest Job in America
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WHOare familiar with my work probably associate me with former District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, the untraditional school leader whose career I chronicled for the PBS NewsHour and Frontline. But in my 41 years of covering public education, I reported on dozens of traditionally trained leaders and lea...
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The biggest regret from a 41-year career in education reporting (and a lot more)
By the time he retired last October, John Merrow had had a 41-year bird's eye view of American schools as a journalist with NPR andPBS NewsHour. Armed with a doctorate in education from Harvard, he'd served as a critical school friend throughout his career, pointing out the flaws in the thinking of defenders and critics of public education a...
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Podcast | Lessons from John Merrow's 40 Years in Education
Following up to John Merrow's recent retirement as a special correspondent for PBS Newshour after more than fortyyears, he was recently featured on the Education Writers Association podcast. EWA Radio dedicated their 50th episode to lessons and insight from John's significant contributions to the world of educational journalism: John Merrow...
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PBS Newshour Correspondent John Merrow Retires After Four Decades
After over four decades years of impeccable coverage on current affairs in classrooms across the country, educational journalist John Merrow has retired. His career began as a high school teacher when he decided to pursue graduate studies. Post-graduation he landed a position with a think tank which then led him to an 8 year reporter role for ...
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Why Failure is Crucial for A Student's Success
If you're at all like me, somewhere in your home you have at least one can of WD-40®, because the stuff works wonders. If you teach science, I believe that you ought to have a large WD-40 poster on your classroom wall. Not to advertise the product but to teach a basic lesson about learning: failure is an essential part of succeeding. You may kn...
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