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.

Pre-K-12 Education
Higher Education
Learning Science Research
2018 - Reshma​ ​Saujani​
2018 Winner

Reshma​ ​Saujani​

Reshma​ ​Saujani​

​Founder​ ​and​ ​CEO​, ​Girls​ ​Who​ ​Code
2018 - Timothy Renick
2018 Winner

Timothy Renick

Timothy Renick

Senior Vice President for Student Success and Professor, Georgia State University
2018 - Arthur Graesser
2018 Winner

Arthur Graesser

Arthur Graesser

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.”

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