Since the very first award ceremony in 1988, many of the world's top leaders and innovators in education and technology have received the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. This year the McGraw Prize committee is turning to the educational community and using an open nomination process to select three winners for the $50,000 Prize in the categories of U.S. K-12, higher education, and international education.
11 Ways McGraw Prize Winners are Advancing Worldwide Education in 2015
Education award recipients contribute to global efforts to improve educational access, equity, and opportunity
All McGraw Prize winners share a lifelong passion for helping others learn and thrive academically and professionally. From informing worldwide education policies to creating effective learning opportunities for the students who need it the most, here's a look at just some of the ways McGraw Prize winners are having a positive impact on education in 2015 in beyond:
Andreas Schleicher - Organization for Economic and Co-operation and Development (OECD) | Advising on educational advancement for the world's disadvantaged learners: The Great German School Turnaround. The Atlantic, November 3, 2015.
Chris Lehmann - Science Leadership Academy | Building innovative school networks to share best practices: SLA's Lehmann named to head innovative school network. The Notebook, July 8, 2015.
Sara Martinez Tucker - National Math & Science Initiative | Contributing to the dialogue around key challenges in higher education: Waco's Texas Tribune symposium on higher ed invites healthy debate, insight. Waco Tribune, November 12, 2015.
Mike Feinberg & Dave Levin - Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) | Leading and growing America's largest network of charter schools: These Teach for America Graduates Left the Classroom. But They Didn't Forget About the Kids. Nation Swell, November 16, 2015.
Deborah Bial - The Posse Foundation | Making sure that all college-bound students are inspired to dream big: Posse Chicago Allows Overlooked College Bound Students to Dream Big. Chicago Tribune, November 6, 2015.
Sal Khan - Khan Academy | Giving of all ages the ability to stretch the limits of what they think they can learn: Khan Academy Founder: No, You're Not Dumb. Anyone Can Learn Anything. Entrepreneur, October 30, 2015.
Timothy Daly - The New Teacher Project (TNTP) | Helping ensure that all students to have equitable education access and effective teachers: State: New York City's Top-Rated TEachers Less Likely to Serve Black and Hispanic Students. Chalkbeat New York, April 17, 2015.
Ariela Rozman - The New Teacher Project/The Posse Foundation | Advocating for parents to be able to make informed choices about their children's educational experiences: Success Academy Works for My Kid. Huffington Post, April 8, 2015.
Mitchel Resnick - MIT Media Lab | Inspiring the next generation of computer programmers by teaching children how to code: A Different Approach to Coding. Medium, November 10, 2015.
Larry Rosenstock - Tech High | Promoting gender equality and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers: To Grow a New Generation of Girl Scientists, Some Schools Go Single Sex. Yahoo, October 22, 2015.
Sarita E. Brown - Excelencia in Education | Boosting college success and creating learning opportunities for Latino students: 4 Programs Honored for Boosting Latino College Success. NBC News, September 29, 2015.
The nomination period for the 2015 McGraw Prize ends December 1, 2015. Visit http://www.mcgrawprize.com/nominate-an-innovator/ to nominate an educational superstar who's making a difference in the lives of the world's teachers and learners today.