Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Roy Pea was among the 2022 winners of the prestigious Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education.
The award, announced Sept. 27 by the McGraw Family Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, recognized Pea’s extraordinary achievements in the learning sciences. Cheryl Logan, superintendent of Omaha Public Schools, and Barry Dunn, president of South Dakota State University, also were recognized for K-12 and university education, respectively.
"The McGraw Prize was established in 1988 to honor my father's commitment to literacy and education and to shine a spotlight on innovative and dedicated educators who empower our students and enhance our society,” said Harold McGraw III, former Chairman, CEO and President of The McGraw-Hill Companies. “I salute this year's winners -- Cheryl Logan, Barry Dunn and Roy Pea -- who meet the highest standards of excellence and who have changed the lives of so many by their leadership and passion."
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“These inspiring education leaders have changed the lives of so many individuals through their work. Each represents the best in our field and what it means to be an educator. Their impact is profound, and we are so proud to honor their outstanding contributions,” said Pam Grossman, dean of Penn GSE and a leading expert on teacher quality.
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation selected Penn GSE as the home for the McGraw Prize in 2020. The partnership includes administering the annual prize, an awards ceremony and celebration in November and ongoing programming with more than 100 past winners, including symposiums and a webinar series.
Through a public nomination process, McGraw Prize awardees were submitted for consideration by their peers, with winners then selected during three rounds of judging, including a final round by an independent panel of esteemed leaders in the field. Past winners have included teachers, professors, superintendents, university presidents, non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs and public officials.
This story was adapted from the press release posted at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
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