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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.

Nominations for the 2023 McGraw Prize are now closed. Please join our mailing list to learn about upcoming events including the announcement of this year’s winners!

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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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Headshots of the 2021 McGraw Prize winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education are thrilled to honor these inspiring innovators.

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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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(Left to right) Catalyst @ Penn GSE Executive Director Michael Golden, Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman, Suzanne McGraw, and Harold McGraw III behind the scenes at a video shoot for the 2021 McGraw Celebration.