John Merrow

John Merrow PBS, PBS NewsHour, education journalism, education policy John Merrow PBS, PBS NewsHour, education journalism, education policy
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John Merrow: Why Education Reform Keeps Failing Students
John Merrow: Wisdom from four decades of education reporting
John Merrow: The Influence of Teachers
John Merrow: Speaking at Yale School of Music
John Merrow: McGraw Prize Winner in Education

John Merrow

Education Correspondent with PBS NewsHour and President of Learning Matters, Inc.

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About John Merrow

John Merrow began his career as an education reporter with National Public Radio with the weekly series, Options in Education, for which he received the George Polk Award in 1982. For over four decades, he served as Education Correspondent for PBS NewsHour and host of his own documentary PBS series, The Merrow Report.

His varied reporting was on the forefront of education journalism: He was the first NPR reporter to gain entrance to the People's Republic of China (1976); the first to videotape the ...

Your tremendous knowledge of Charter Schools made you the perfect person to lead the discussion. Please know our attendees loved the panel & rated it highly. I truly learned from your moderating techniques and hope to work with you again.

Angela, National Seminar Organizer - National Association of Public Charter Schools

Your presentation last weekend at our meeting in Washington, DC just knocked the ball out of the park! Thank you so much. Our people were talking about it all weekend, and in fact they’re still talking about it. To have the opportunity to interact with a critical friend with such a depth of experience is very unusual.

James Harvey, Executive Director - National Superintendents Roundtable

You were absolutely superb -- from asking probing questions to keeping the panelists and audience on-task. You were on fire!  And we were overwhelmed with your closing and call for support of our organization.   We are so grateful! The panelists and audience were also energized.  We could not have asked for more.

Kay Louie, Executive Director - Educacy

The 33rd Annual Conference of the Orton Dyslexia Society was greatly enhanced by your sensitive and provocative keynote address. The response by the audience was extremely positive.

William Ellis, President - Orton Dyslexia Society

Your tremendous knowledge of Charter Schools, all the way back to Itasca in 1988, made you the perfect person to lead the discussion. Please know our attendees loved the panel and rated it highly. I truly learned from your moderating techniques and hope to work with you again. Your impact on education is appreciated.

Angela Christoph, National Seminar Organizer - National Association of Public Charter Schools

A word of thanks to you for the splendid handling of the Town Meeting for the 1977 Presidential Scholars. As you could tell by the audience response, the event was one of the best received by the Scholars.

Jane Case Williams, Program Director
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