John Merrow News & Updates
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December 05, 2017

Still the Toughest Job in America

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WHO are familiar with my work probably associate me with former District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, the untraditional school leader...
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April 04, 2016

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 and PBS NewsHour. Armed with a doctorate in...
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December 16, 2015

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 forty years, he was recently featured on the Education Writers...
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November 03, 2015

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...
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May 27, 2015

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...
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