CREO Seminar: John Merrow, Education Journalist


Location: Carole Sandner Hall, Remick Commons

John Merrow, education journalist

Merrow is a nationally recognized journalist who provides insightful, in-depth coverage of education issues as head of the nonprofit production company Learning Matters. He and his team produce reports for PBS NewsHour and other media. An education reporter since 1974, he provides news and commentary through books, newspapers, podcasts, and a blog called Taking Note. He has received numerous honors for his journalism, including George Foster Peabody Awards, the George Polk Award, and three Emmy nominations. His latest book, published in 2011, is The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership.

Merrow holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. in American studies from Indiana University, and a doctorate in education and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.