About Learning Matters

Learning Matters was an independent, nonprofit production company. Founded by John Merrow in 1995, Learning Matters was acquired by Editorial Projects in Education, the nonprofit publisher of Education Week, in August 2015. The acquisition allowed Education Week to expand its multiplatform journalism, increase its commitment to television and digital video, and build on Learning Matters’ history of producing award-winning education coverage.


Today, Education Week Video is a media-production division of Education Week, the nation’s premier independent source for pre-K-12 news, analysis, and commentary. Education Week Video produces segments for the PBS NewsHour and edweek.org, as well as other platforms, on timely education issues, from the early years through college and careers.


You can find Education Week Video’s work on our video gallery and YouTube channel.


Education Week reporters and editors, correspondents, and producers develop a wide range of video and audio stories about schooling in America, shining a light on best practices in the field as well as the issues and challenges facing schools, educators, students, and communities. The acquisition united the strengths and sensibilities of two well-regarded organizations: Education Week, with a reputation as the trusted newspaper of record on education, and Learning Matters TV, with its history of powerful storytelling and broadcast excellence.


Education Week has been the most comprehensive information source for K-12 professionals, researchers, policymakers, and advocates since 1981, with daily news and insights as well as provocative commentary distributed across multiple digital channels and in a weekly newspaper.


The Learning Matters team has produced more than 30 documentaries and filed hundreds of reports for the PBS NewsHour, earning Emmy nominations and a coveted George Foster Peabody Award.


Learning Matters video catalog is not indexed on edweek.org. Some videos are available on the website http://learningmatters.tv (no longer actively maintained) or on the Learning Matters YouTube channel.


To purchase or license videos or films from Learning Matters or Education Week Video, please contact the Education Week Library at [email protected].

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