Since 1988, the McGraw-Hill Research Foundation has awarded The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. In 2015, McGraw-Hill Education partnered with Arizona State University to further Mr. McGraw’s lifelong commitment to education. The Prize honors outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education and whose accomplishments are making a difference.

*There was no Prize awarded in 2015.

2016

Alberto Carvalho
Superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools
Anant Agarwal
CEO and Co-Founder of edX
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder and Director of Afghan Institute of Learning

2014

Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Chris Lehmann
Founding Principal, Science Leadership Academy
Sara Martinez Tucker
CEO, National Math + Science Initiative

2013

Dave Levin
Co-Founder, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
Deborah Bial
President and Founder, The Posse Foundation
Mike Feinberg
Co-Founder, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
Shirley A. Reed
President, South Texas College

2012

Ariela Rozman
CEO, The New Teacher Project
John Merrow
Education Correspondent, PBS NewsHour; President, Learning Matters
Sal Khan
Founder and Executive Director, Khan Academy
Timothy Daly
President, The New Teacher Project

2011

Julie Young
President and CEO of Florida Virtual School
Mitchel Resnick
Professor of Learning Research, MIT Media Lab
Robert Beichner
Professor Physics Department, NC State University

2010

Christopher Cerf
Executive Producer, Between the Lions
Larry Rosenstock
CEO and Founder, High Tech High
Robert Mendenhall
President, Western Governors University

2009

Joseph S. Renzulli
Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Linda Darling-Hammond
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
Sarita E. Brown
President, Excelencia in Education

2008

Charles B. Reed
Chancellor, California State University (CSU) System
Judith Berry Griffin
President and Founder, Pathways to College
Richard Blais
Vice President and Co-Founder, Project Lead The Way

2007

Lois B. DeFleur
President, Binghamton University, State University of New York
Reynauld Smith
Social Studies and Advanced Placement American History Teacher
Vivien Stewart
Vice President for Education Asia Society

2006

Norman R. Augustine
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Retired, of Lockheed Martin Corporation
Vincent D. Murray
Principal of Henry W. Grady High School
Wendy Kopp
President and Founder, Teach For America

2005

Barbara T. Bowman
Co-Founder, Erikson Institute
Ellen Moir
Executive Director, New Teacher Center, University Of California, Santa Cruz
Sharon Lynn Kagan
Co-director of the National Center for Children and Families

2004

Geoffrey Canada
President and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc.
Janet E. Lieberman
Founder, The Middle College High School
Robert Moses
Founder and President, “The Algebra Project”

2003

Carol A. Twigg
President and CEO, Center for Academic Transformation
Kati Haycock
Director, The Education Trust
Mark A. Edwards
Superintendent, Henrico County Public Schools

2002

Dennis Littky
Co-Director, The “MET” and Big Picture Learning; Founder and President, College Unbound
Eric J. Smith
Superintendent, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Libia Socorro Gil
Superintendent, Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

2001

Carl A. Cohn
Superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District
Freeman Hrabowski
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mary Catherine Swanson
Founder and Director, AVID

2000

Nancy S. Grasmick
Maryland State Superintendent of Schools
Rod Paige
Superintendent Houston Independent School District
Sandy Weill
Chairman and CEO, Citigroup, Inc.

1999

Gerry House
President and CEO, Institute for Student Achievement
James B. Hunt, Jr.
Governor of North Carolina
John I. Goodlad
Director, Center for Educational Renewal, University of Washington

1998

Alfredo de los Santos, Jr.
Vice Chancellor for Student and Educational Development
Arthur Greenberg
Superintendent of Schools, Community School District 25, Flushing, New York
Elliot W. Eisner
Professor of Education and Art, Stanford
Paul A. Elsner
Chancellor, Maricopa Community College District

1997

Barbara Bush
Founder, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Diana Natalicio
President, The University of Texas at El Paso
JW Carmichael, Jr.
Professor, Xavier University
Vera M. White
Principal, Jefferson Junior High School

1996

Donald W. Ingwerson
Superintendent of Schools, Los Angeles County, California
Roy Romer
Governor of Colorado
Yvonne Chan
Principal, Vaughn Next Century Learning Center

1995

Ernest L. Boyer
Former U.S. Commissioner of Education
James E. (Gene) Bottoms
Director, High Schools That Work program, Southern Regional Education Board
Mary E. Diez
Dean of Education, Alverno College

1994

Alicia Thomas
Principal, Jackson-Keller Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas
Harold Howe II
Former U.S. Commissioner of Education
Patricia M. Bolanos
Principal, Key and Renaissance Schools, Indianapolis, Indiana

1993

Booth Gardner
Governor of Washington
Sharon Darling
President and Founder, National Center for Family Literacy
Sister Mary Brian Costello
R.S.M., Chief of Staff, Archdiocese of Chicago

1992

Edward Zigler
Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University
Shirley A. Hill
Curators’ Professor of Education and Mathematics, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Thomas W. Payzant
Senior Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

1991

Judith Taack Lanier
Dean of Education, Michigan State University; President, Michigan Partnership for New Education
Robert H. McCabe
President, Miami-Dade Community College District
Theodore R. Sizer
Professor of Education, Brown University; Chairman Emeritus, Coalition of Essential Schools

1990

Clark Kerr
President Emeritus, University of California
James P. Comer
Associate Dean, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Child Study Center
Richard C. Wallace, Jr.
Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pennsylvania

1989

Kathleen A. Ross
President, Heritage College
Kenneth B. Clark
Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus, CUNY
Richard W. Riley
Governor of South Carolina

1988

Claiborne Pell
United States Senator (D-RI)
Helen Crouch
President, Literacy Volunteers of America
Terrel H. Bell
Former U.S. Secretary of Education