Education Correspondent John Merrow Wins McGraw Prize

BY News Desk  September 19, 2012 at 10:41 AM EST

NewsHour special correspondent John Merrow has been named a winner of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. The annual award honors “outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education in this country and whose accomplishments are making a difference today.”

This year’s winners also include Sal Khan of the Khan Academy and Ariela Rozman and Timothy Daly of TNPT, formerly The New Teacher Project.

“We applaud these game changers for their leadership, creativity and dedication, which are inspiring new ideas and big thinking about student learning,” said Harold W. McGraw in a statement.

Merrow, who started his career as an education reporter in 1974, is honored as an “education luminary.” His company Learning Matters, which he started in 1995, reports on the efforts of individuals, teachers and programs making a difference in the education community.

Here are his latest reports for the PBS NewsHour:



For more, follow John Merrow’s education blog at Taking Note.