The McGraw Prize in Education

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.

The McGraw 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. Honorees are chosen by a distinguished panel of judges made up of thoughtful and influential members in the international educational community. Each winner receives a gift of $50,000 and a prize sculpture. The Prize will recognize individuals and their efforts to elevate human potential in education in three categories: Pre-K-12 Education, Higher Education, and Learning Science Research.

The prize will be awarded October 21, 2020 in New York.

The McGraw Prize is based at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, one of the nation’s premier research education schools and is currently ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Penn GSE is notably entrepreneurial, launching innovative degree programs for practicing professionals and unique partnerships with local educators, and the first-ever business plan competition devoted exclusively to educational products and programs. Catalyst @ Penn GSE is a center for global education innovation that connects people and ideas to develop new ways to advance education in novel and meaningful directions.