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Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education

The McGraw Prize
Awarded for Outstanding contributions to K-12, college, and international education.
Presented by McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University
First awarded 1988
Official website http://www.mcgrawprize.com

The Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education is awarded annually by the McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University to recognize outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference in K-12 and collegiate education in the United States and internationally. The McGraw Prize was established in 1988 to honor the company's founder, James H. McGraw's lifelong commitment to education and to mark the corporation's 100th anniversary.

McGraw Prize winners are determined by on an open nomination process as well as an assessment of the importance of an individual's career-long impact on the field of education by distinguished committee of jurors. The Prize will include three categories: U.S. K-12, higher education and international. Honorees receive an award of $50,000.

Past honorees include: founder of Khan Academy Sal Khan former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley; former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige; the Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr., former Governor of North Carolina; Ellen Moir, co-founder and executive director, New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz; James P. Comer, M.D., Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University Child Study Center; Mary E. Diaz, Ph.D., Dean of Education, Alverno College; Christopher Cerf, a key creative force behind Sesame Street; and Barbara Bush, founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and former First Lady.

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