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Doug and Lynn Fuchs detail the process of combining peer-mediated learning and complementary structured small-group and one-to-one interventions to synergistically impact students’ academic outcomes and social well-being.

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Carol D. Lee discusses how transformational conceptions of what supports robust learning challenge the assumptions that undergird the ways we design schooling environments to support learning.

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Professor Baraniuk discusses the past, present, and future of the open access education movement, from Connexions to Coursera, and from OpenStax College to edX.

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Graesser discusses with Penn GSE’s Ryan Baker how artificial intelligence can simulate conversation and advance learning for adults.


We celebrate the 2021 winners Douglas H. and Lynn S. Fuchs (AIR, Vanderbilt), Richard Baraniuk (Rice), and Carol D. Lee (Northwestern) whose work in preK–12 education, higher education, and learning science research are making a huge difference in the lives of students.

Headshot of Mitchel Resnick
Prize Winner News

On October 13, 2021, the 2011 McGraw Prize winner Mitchel Resnick was named this year’s recipient of the LEGO prize—an honor that, since 1985, has been presented each year to an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the lives of children.

Headshot of Sarita E. Brown
Prize Winner News

Excelencia in Education, co-founded in 2004 by McGraw Prize winner Sarita E. Brown, recently received the largest gift in the organization’s history from philanthropists MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett.

Headshot of Reshma Saujani
Prize Winner News

2018 McGraw Prize winner Reshma Saujani is well known as the Founder and CEO of the international nonprofit, Girls Who Code. Most recently, however, she founded the Marshall Plan for Moms movement.

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Griffin explores how we can catch and cultivate the dreams and innate abilities of students of color through four commitments to them, and to each other.

Deborah Bial standing with arms crossed in front of a chalkboard with writing and corkboard with photos
Prize Winner News

2013 McGraw Prize winner Deborah Bial is the President and Founder of the nonprofit, The Posse Foundation which uses its signature Posse model to support young scholars with diverse demographic backgrounds.

Headshots of the 2021 McGraw Prize Winners

This year’s winners, announced today by the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, are Richard Baraniuk, Doug and Lynn Fuchs, and Carol D. Lee. Each is recognized for their achievements in higher education, preK-12 education, and learning science research respectively.

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An interactive session with Saujani on how we can transform the education system to support all learners.

Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code
Prize Winner News

Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, was inspired to form the non-profit organization after noticing the dearth of girls in computer science classrooms.

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For more than three decades, the McGraw Prize in Education has recognized outstanding individuals deeply committed to harnessing innovation in education to improve the lives of learners worldwide. View a panel discussion and Q&A with the 2020 McGraw Prize winners moderated by Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman.


The 2020 McGraw Prize in Education winners Estela Bensimon, Michelene Chi, and Joseph Krajcik were honored on October 21, 2020 in a virtual celebration to applaud their exceptional contributions to the field of education.

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.
Prize News

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.”

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

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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How do schools plan ahead for possible interruptions and re-starts to the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19 outbreaks?