The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education celebrates innovation, inspiration, and impact in education by recognizing outstanding individuals whose accomplishments are making a difference in the lives of students.
Extraordinary leaders honored since 1988
Awarded to recognize each innovator building a better future for students
Years of celebrating changemakers
“Our Prize winners are outstanding leaders who have devoted their careers to closing gaps and accelerating educational opportunity to all students.”
—Harold McGraw III, former Chair, CEO, and President of The McGraw Hill Companies
Congratulations to this year’s winners
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education are thrilled to honor these inspiring innovators.
A Who’s Who of Educational Leadership
The McGraw Prize was established in 1988 by the Board of Directors of McGraw-Hill to honor Harold W. McGraw, Jr., the Chair and CEO. Throughout his life and building on his grandfather’s legacy as a teacher, Mr. McGraw was a vocal and vigorous advocate for education. He believed that society needed to celebrate the role of educators.