by LearningMatters 295 views
From November 2011: PBS NewsHour education correspondent/Learning Matters president John Merrow talks to the Education Foundation of Collier County (FL) on their "District Digest" program.
by Talks at Google 5,869 views
How can schools and teachers change to keep up with the current educational landscape, a world in which young people must learn how to ask the right questions, not merely parrot back the 'right' answers? In this urgent and insightful book, John Merrow draws on his experience as a reporter for PBS and NPR to examine this question and others, and offer possibilities and solutions for a new education system. Told through warm storytelling and compelling case studies, Merrow paints a vibrant and inspiring picture of why and how we must transform - not reform - our schools.
by Commonwealth Club 830 views
Insiders Look at Education: Creating Great Teachers
John Merrow, Education Correspondent, NPR/PBS; Author, The Influence of Teachers
Kathleen Martin McCarthy, Recipient, 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; Teacher, Washington Elementary School, San Leandro
Anthony Smith, Ph.D., Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District
Steven Thomas, Science Teacher/Director, De Anza High School Health Academy, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Dr. Colleen Wilcox, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Alliance For Teachers; Former Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors (Moderator)
A panel of high-level educators and experts will discuss what they believe makes a great teacher and what the public and government can do to ensure that standards of excellence are set and adhered to at the primary and secondary level.
by LearningMatters 90 views
This is footage from a New York City book party for The Influence of Teachers, a book by PBS correspondent/Learning Matters president John Merrow. The footage was shot by Left of Frame.
by PBS NewsHour 1,097 views
More from John Merrow: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/author/john-merrow/
Hari Sreenivasan debriefs John Merrow on his new book, "The Influence of Teachers" and on the debate over the best methods for education reform in the U.S.
by LearningMatters 215 views
John Merrow speaks about the state of education today and reflects on what brought him to education reporting in the first place.
Filmed for the March 2010 ASCD conference, "Critical Transformations." Learn more at http://www.learningmatters.tv or http://www.ascd.org.
Video produced and generously shared by ASCD.
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Merrow, the education reporter for PBS' NewsHour, documentary producer and author of "The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership" discusses Michelle Rhee, school-based performance pay and unwarranted criticisms of teachers in an interview with Kathryn Baron of Thoughts on Public Education, TOP-Ed. He also gives his top two priorities for fixing schools.
by LearningMatters 231 views
PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer offers a video greeting/tribute in honor of the publication of John Merrow's book, The Influence of Teachers.
by Google 18,928 views
Moderated by John Merrow, Education Correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Anthony S. Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Director, National Programs & Site Development, National Writing Project
Marshall (Mike) S. Smith, Senior Counselor, U.S. Department of Education
Ellen Moir, Executive Director, New Teacher Center
Esther Wojcicki, Chair of the Board, Creative Commons and Journalism/ English Teacher, Palo Alto High School
by LearningMatters 255 views
PBS Newshour education correspondent / Learning Matters president John Merrow speaks at the Yale School of Music in June 2011.
by Donnell Kay 68 views
The second forum, STRATEGIES, was October 11, 2011.
Moderated by John Merrow, PBS NewsHour's Education Correspondent. With a panel of experts: Howard Fuller, Distinguished Professor of Education & Director, The Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University; Lorrie Shepard, Dean of the University of Colorado School of Education; and Paul Hill, Director at the Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington.
by LearningMatters 308 views
Learning Matters president/PBS NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow appears with Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp as part of the "JCC Conversations: Learning Matters" series at The JCC in Manhattan. This was taped on June 13, 2011.
by Educacy 77 views
Education Symposium hosted by Educacy on Oct 23, 2010
by LearningMatters 182 views
John Merrow speaks about common education myths. This was taped on the campus of Notre Dame University on April 30, 2012.
by LearningMatters 225 views
This conversation is from May 2, 2012. John Merrow is the education correspondent for PBS NewsHour and the president of Learning Matters. Joel Klein is the former chancellor of NYC schools.
by publiccharters 955 views
This groundbreaking keynote panel discussion on the impact and future of public charter schools on education is from the 2012 National Charter Schools Conference on June 20, 2012. Moderated byPBS NewsHour correspondent and Learning Matters President John Merrow, this panel discussed the future of charter schooling.
About our panelists:
• Don Shalvey, deputy director for the Gates Foundation's U.S. Programs Education initiative, founded the acclaimed Aspire Schools in California.
• Nina Rees, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
• Howard Fuller, co-chair and co-founder of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, is one of the charter movement's fiercest advocates. He currently directs the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University.
• John Danner is the CEO of Rocketship Education. He was honored with the 2010 John P. McNulty Prize for leadership "pioneering a unique hybrid education model" in elementary schools in high-need areas.
by McGraw HillFinancial 286 views
John Merrow http://bit.ly/U9MGDB began his career as an education reporter with National Public Radio in 1974, with the weekly series, Options in Education. Following the acclaim of that series, Merrow branched out into public television, first as the host of the documentary series The Merrow Report. His varied reporting has continually been on the forefront of education journalism: Merrow is the only reporter to have interviewed every U.S. Secretary of Education, the first to get the inside scoop on the college admission process, and the initial force in exposing the behind-the-scenes financial relationship between CHADD, a child advocacy group, and Ciba-Geigy, the pharmaceutical company that produces the A.D.D. drug Ritalin. He has also worked with top leaders in shaping public policy -- he even ran the historic 1988 meeting in Itasca County, Minnesota that sparked the charter school movement. Merrow's work has taken him from community colleges to kindergarten classrooms, from the front lines of teacher protests to policy debates on Capitol Hill.
Merrow's work has been distinguished by the industry's most prestigious awards. He has received the George Polk Award for Options in Education and George Foster Peabody Awards for both School Sleuth: The Case of An Excellent School (2000) and Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet (2006). He has been honored with three Emmy nominations, four CINE Golden Eagle Awards, numerous awards from the Education Writers Association and more. He was awarded the James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in 2000, the HGSE Alumni Council Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education in 2006, and the Horace D. Taft Medal in 2009.
A frequent contributor to USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post and Education Week, Merrow is also the author of Choosing Excellence (2001), Below C Level (2010) and is the co-editor of Declining by Degrees (2005). His latest book, The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership (2011), has been deemed 'eminently readable,' 'invaluable,' and a 'must-read.' John Merrow also maintains a weekly blog, Taking Note. Merrow earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1964, an M.A. in American Studies from Indiana University in 1968, and a doctorate in Education and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1973. He has also received honorary doctorates from Richard Stockton College (NJ) and Paul Smith's College (NY).
by LearningMatters 49 views
John Merrow's speech, as part of the ILEAD lecture series at Dartmouth on August 14, 2012.
by The Taft School 210 views
Education Correspondent John Merrow began his career as an education reporter with National Public Radio in 1974 with the weekly series, "Options in Education," for which he received the George Polk Award in 1982. He is currently President of Learning Matters and scholar in residence at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching at Stanford. Since 1984 he has worked in public television as Education Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour and as host of his own series of documentaries, The Merrow Report. A frequent contributor to USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Education Week, he is the author of Choosing Excellence (2001) and co-editor of Declining by Degrees (2005). He blogs regularly at Taking Note: Thoughts on Education.
Dominic Randolph became the sixth head of the Riverdale Country School in 2007, the school's centennial year. Riverdale is a pre-K through grade 12 independent school of 1,100 students in New York City. Previously, Randolf served in the capacity of assistant headmaster at the Lawrenceville School and has worked in a variety of teaching and administrative roles in schools in Europe and the Middle East. His work has focused on curriculum development, understanding the implications of cognitive and technological advancements for learning spaces, character development, and positive psychology, interdisciplinary studies, and design thinking. Randolph serves on the boards of the Lawrenceville School and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York City.
by LearningMatters 281 views
This was taped on December 5, 2012 at The JCC in Manhattan on NYC's Upper West Side.