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John Merrow
President
Learning Matters Incorporated

John Merrow is the Education Correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and President of Learning Matters Incorporated.

An education reporter for over 30 years, Mr. Merrow has received two George Foster Peabody Awards (2000, 2006), the George Polk Award, several Hugo Awards from the Chicago International Film Festival, four CINE Golden Eagles, Emmy nominations (1984, 2005 and 2007), and more than a dozen reporting awards from the Education Writers Association.

A frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of many newspapers, including USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and Education Week, Mr. Merrow is also the author of Choosing Excellence (Scarecrow, 2001) and co-editor of Declining by Degrees (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2005).

He earned an A.B. 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.

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Megan Rosker Let Children Play
Wayne W. Oliver Center for Health Transformation
Jean Johnson Public Agenda
Mark McClellan Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
Jeff Abbott Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Charlene R. Burgeson National Association for Sport and Physical Education

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