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Penn Graduate School of Education

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education celebrates innovation, inspiration, and impact in education by recognizing outstanding individuals whose accomplishments are making a difference in the lives of students.

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Extraordinary leaders honored since 1988


Awarded to recognize each innovator building a better future for students


Years of celebrating changemakers



“Our Prize winners are outstanding leaders who have devoted their careers to closing gaps and accelerating educational opportunity to all students.”

—Harold McGraw III, former Chair, CEO, and President of The McGraw Hill Companies

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New Partnership to Advance Excellence in Education

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education have established a partnership to enhance and expand the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, one of the most prestigious honors in the field.

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Penn President Amy Gutmann, Suzanne McGraw, Harold<br />
McGraw III, GSE Dean Pam Grossman, and Catalyst Director Michael Golden at the McGraw Prize launch event in February 2020.<br />
McGraw Prize winners Alberto Carvalho, Christine Cunningham, and Chris Lehmann with Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman

Programs & Upcoming Events

Learn from past McGraw Prize winners in our ongoing webinar series, available on-demand, and look ahead to upcoming programming and events.

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