Call for Nominations: 2013 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

     Call for Nominations: 2013 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

PR Newswire

Feb. 21

Seeking Educators who are Helping the Next Generation Secure a College Degree

WHAT: The 2013 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education will honor three
current and emerging leaders who are developing exceptional new ideas to
address the major challenges facing low-income young people pursuing a college
degree. Obstacles for low-income students are many, including poor elementary
and high school education and limited preparedness to succeed in college.

The 2013 McGraw Prize will be awarded to three individuals who have made
significant contributions to increasing the flow of students from
disadvantaged backgrounds into post-secondary education:

  oThe first McGraw Prize will go to an individual whose activities are
    focused on: raising the college-going aspirations of students at the
    elementary or middle school level and providing them with an academic road
    map that will lead to their being fully prepared for higher education by
    the end of their senior year.
  oThe second McGraw Prize will go to an individual whose activities focus
    primarily on students at the high school level, helping them to define
    their college aspirations, prepare themselves academically for college,
    successfully negotiate the admissions process and enroll in a
    post-secondary institution.
  oThe third McGraw Prize will be awarded to someone working at the higher
    education level who has demonstrated success in raising the academic
    achievement, persistence and graduation rates of low-income students in

The annual Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education honors remarkable
individuals who are focused on effectively improving education for all. Prize
recipients include leaders in community-based education, such as Harlem
Children Zone Founder Geoffrey Canada; business leaders, including retired
Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation Norman Augustine; and other
pioneering innovators, such as Khan Academy's Salman Kahn, Teach for America
Founder Wendy Kopp, High Tech High Founder Larry Rosenstock and MIT's LEGO
Papert Professor of Learning Research Mitchel Resnick.

Prize recipients are nominated by the public and selected by a distinguished
Board of Judges
Recipients are honored at a dinner in New York City and each receives a
$50,000 prize.

WHO: Only individuals who are committed to the cause of education and have
led or are leading efforts that have significantly impacted the face of
American education, are eligible. Institutions, boards, organizations or other
groups are not eligible.

WHEN: Completed nomination forms must be received by March 15, 2013. Honorees
will be announced in September 2013.

WHERE: Nomination forms can be filled out online at

About The McGraw-Hill Companies: The McGraw-Hill Companies, a financial
intelligence and education company, signed an agreement to sell its
McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo
Global Management, LLC in November 2012. Following the sale closing, expected
in early 2013, the Company will be renamed McGraw Hill Financial (subject to
shareholder approval) and will be a powerhouse in benchmarks, content and
analytics for the global capital and commodity markets. The Company's leading
brands will include: Standard & Poor's, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices,
Platts, CRISIL Ltd., J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and
Aviation Week. The Company will have approximately 17,000 employees in more
than 30 countries. Additional information is available at

Emily Fredrix Goodman
The McGraw-Hill Companies
(212) 512-2825

/PRNewswire --Feb. 21, 2013/

SOURCE The McGraw-Hill Companies

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