The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education celebrates innovation in education by recognizing outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education and whose accomplishments are making a difference today.
The McGraw Prize was established in 1988 by the Board of Directors of McGraw-Hill to honor Harold W. McGraw, Jr., the former Chairman and CEO, to honor his lifelong commitment to education, literacy and learning. Since its creation, nearly 100 remarkable leaders in all fields of education have been recognized and celebrated, many of whom continue to play transformative roles today.
Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
Senior Vice President for Student Success and Professor, Georgia State University
Professor, Department of Psychology and the Institute of Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis
2018 Award Highlights
“Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't make a difference—that you can't solve a problem that feels unsolvable in one generation alone—because I'm here to tell you that you can.”