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Month: April 2017

How One Philadelphia Teacher Became a “Rising Star”

Each year, a small group of devoted individuals begin their mission to create a world where high-quality, affordable education is accessible to virtually everyone. This group of individuals are the distinguished few that will go on to significantly improve the field of education. The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education honors and recognizes these…

The 23rd Annual Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation's Celebration of Reading Raises $2.2 Million

The 23rd annual Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Celebration of Reading raised more than $2.2 million in support of the organization, as well as the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, and proved once again there’s no party like a Team Bush literacy party….

Freeman Hrabowski: One of TIME Magazine's Most Influential Leaders in the World

Loyal University had the opportunity to interview Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, alongside The New York Times and 60 Minutes, about his work in education and his recognition by TIME Magazine as one of the world’s most influential leaders….

Helping Students & Families Navigate the Path to Educational Success: Timothy Daly & Ariela Rozman's Story

How many people look forward to going to work every day, knowing that they are making a difference in another person’s life? For 2012 McGraw Prize winners Ariela Rozman and Timothy Daly, co-founders of EdNavigator, this is an experience that they have on a daily basis. Located in New Orleans, EdNavigator is a nonprofit organization…

Parents make a big difference just by talking

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development education director Andreas Schleicher explains how much positive impact can come from simple changes such as parents taking time to talk to their children and eating a meal together….

The Edvocate's 2017 EdTech 20: A Ranking of 20 Global EdTech Influencers

The Edvocate team recently released their EdTech Influencers List, which contains the top 20 individuals that are influential in EdTech. They are doing something influential in 2017, well-known throughout the EdTech landscape, and making an impact globally.  …

2017 Winners of the McGraw Prize in Education Announced

Teachers don’t always get the recognition they deserve, unless they’re the winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, which was announced this week. The prestigious award recognizes innovative educators across three categories: K-12 education, higher education and international education….

UMass Lowell Announces High-Profile Commencement Speakers

Freeman Hrabowski III will deliver the address at the 2:30 p.m. commencement for graduates of the College of Engineering; Kennedy College of Sciences; the College of Health Sciences and intercampus programs….

Three Innovators in Education Named Winners of The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

2017 Winners of the Prestigious Award Are Christine Cunningham, Sandy Shugart and Chris Anderson NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 10, 2017) – The winners of the 2017 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, one of the most prestigious awards in the field, were announced today. The Prize, founded in 1988 to honor the retiring former…