The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education annually celebrates innovation in education by recognizing outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education and whose accomplishments are making a difference 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

Making the Prize

“I think it’s extremely important to have an award that celebrates the achievements of a number of people that have made a difference in the lives of others.”

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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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