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Category: Winner Spotlights

A Look Back at the 2018 McGraw Prize Celebration

“Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference…” -Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and 2018 winner of the Pre-K-12 Education Prize. Making a difference across all aspects of education is a common theme among McGraw Prize winners, including our three recent recipients. The 2018 winners of the…

Arthur Graesser Acceptance Speech, 2018 McGraw Prize Winner

Arthur Graesser, Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute of Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis, is the inaugural Learning Science Research McGraw Prize in Education winner. Arthur accepted his award during the McGraw Prize Winner Reception, which took place during the 9th annual ASU+GSV Summit….

Timothy Renick Acceptance Speech, 2018 McGraw Prize Winner

Timothy Renick, Senior Vice President for Student Success and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University, is the 2018 Higher Education McGraw Prize in Education winner. Tim accepted his award during the McGraw Prize Winner Reception, which took place during the 9th annual ASU+GSV Summit….

Reshma Saujani Acceptance Speech, 2018 McGraw Prize Winner

Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, is the 2018 Pre-K-12 McGraw Prize in Education winner. Reshma accepted her award during the McGraw Prize Winner Reception, which took place during the 9th annual ASU+GSV Summit….

McGraw Prize Juror Discusses the New Learning Science Research Category

As the field of education continues to grow, so does the need for new, innovative thinking from leaders within the discipline. For Robert Feldman, that need is what inspired him to become a juror for the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. Feldman, who works as senior advisor to the chancellor at the University…

Setting Standards for Higher Education: Dr. Sandy Shugart’s Story

When Dr. Sandy Shugart accepted the position as president of Valencia College in 2000, he knew right away it was a great fit. Located in Orlando, Fla., Valencia is the state’s third largest community college, serving more than 60,000 students across five campuses. The mission of Valencia College is to bring opportunities for academic, technical,…

How Engineering is Elementary is Bringing More Awareness to STEM: Christine Cunningham’s Story

McGraw Prize winner Christine Cunningham has a lot to be proud of right now. Cunningham is the Founding Director of Engineering is Elementary (EiE), which helps children from 1st through 8th grade develop an engineering and technological literacy. As one of the first programs of its kind, EiE, headquartered at the Museum of Science, Boston,…

How Virtual Technology Has Improved Online Education: Q&A with Julie Young

If you asked Julie Young how she feels about the opportunity to be a part of a new virtual high school, she would be quick to show her excitement. Young is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the first and one of the most influential K-12 online education providers…