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Three educators celebrated at Penn GSE as winners of the 2020 McGraw Prize in Education

October 2020

Penn President Amy Gutmann, Suzanne McGraw, Harold McGraw III, GSE Dean Pam Grossman, and Catalyst Director Michael Golden at the McGraw Prize launch event in February 2020.

In the first celebration of the McGraw Prize in Education since the University of Pennsylvania became home to the award, President Amy Gutmann said this year’s three winners are among the “great minds devoted to improving education through innovation. They are building a better future for us all by putting their evidence-based insights into practice.”

Estela Mara Bensimon, Michelene (Micki) Chi, and Joseph S. Krajcik were honored at a virtual gala on Wednesday for their achievements in higher education, learning science research, and pre-K–12 education, respectively. Each of the awardees will receive $50,000.

“We applaud teachers everywhere who share the common bond of inspiring others to learn and to grow,” Gutmann said in her remarks. “Excellence in education is the single most powerful force for understanding and for change. And, so, innovation in education must be our future.”

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Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education Announces 2020 Winners: Estela Bensimon, Michelene Chi, and Joseph Krajcik

October 2020

2020 McGraw Prize winners Estela Bensimon, Michelene Chi, and Joseph Krajcik

One of the most prestigious prizes in education recognizes outstanding achievement in pre-K– 12 education, higher education, and learning science research.

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The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation and Penn GSE Create New Partnership to Advance Excellence in Education

February 2020

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education have established a new three-year, $3 million partnership to enhance and expand the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, one of the most prestigious honors in the field.

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