Re: Ed. Trust Leaders Wins McGraw-Hill Test Promotion Awa
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Paige was "honored" ..... for WHAT !?!
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Subject: [arn-l] Ed. Trust Leaders Wins McGraw-Hill Test Promotion Award
This is a news release from McGraw-Hill:
Three Innovative Educators Honored With Prestigious Harold W. Mcgraw,
Jr. Prize in Education
Wednesday September 17, 8:32 am ET
Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia;
Kati Haycock, Director, The Education Trust; and Carol Twigg, Executive
Director, Center for Academic Transformation, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute Chosen for Their Commitment to Improving Education and
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Three educators have been selected to
receive the 16th annual Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education for
2003. By introducing students to technology at an early age, developing
affordable post-secondary distance learning programs and influencing
education policy to embrace high standards for all students, they have a
distinguished record of achievement. They will be honored on September
23rd at a dinner at the New York Public Library.
"Kati Haycock, Mark Edwards and Carol Twigg are exemplary leaders who
are committed to improving education using 21st century tools and ideas.
By demonstrating a commitment to modernizing education in word and in
deed, they are expanding the world of opportunity for future
generations," said Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies.
The 2003 honorees are:
Dr. Mark Edwards - For 25 years, Dr. Mark Edwards has worked in
as a teacher, principal and superintendent earning his reputation as a
results-oriented leader. Since 1994, Edwards has served as
Superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia,
leading a system of 65 schools, 44,500 students and 3,000 teachers.
Edwards has spearheaded the innovative use of technology to raise
achievement in Henrico County through the Technology & Learning
Initiative, one of the largest educational laptop programs in the
Technology integrated into the classroom in Henrico through
development for teachers and required training sessions for parents has
delivered impressive results. Student achievement increased in all
subjects from 2001 to 2003, and all regular Henrico County Public
are fully accredited on the Virginia Standards of Learning assessment
Kati Haycock - Kati Haycock serves as one of the nation's leading
advocates for children and high achievement in education. In 1990, she
founded The Education Trust, a national organization dedicated to "the
high academic achievement of all students at all levels - kindergarten
through college." The Trust is known as an authority on education
and Haycock is regarded as a powerful voice in driving education policy
at all levels. The organization concentrates on public elementary and
secondary schools and colleges that serve students of color and those
from low-income families, striving to provide a voice for those most
likely to be left out of mainstream educational improvement efforts.
Under Haycock's leadership, The Education Trust is also committed to
equipping local communities with the tools needed to improve education
for all students at all levels. Currently The Trust works with school
districts and colleges in more than 40 communities and 22 states,
assisting in raising teacher knowledge and skills through professional
development and helping implement higher standards for students.
Dr. Carol Twigg - Dr. Carol Twigg is an internationally recognized
in using information technology to transform teaching and learning in
higher education. Since 1999, she has served as Executive Director of
Center for Academic Transformation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The Center serves as a resource for colleges and universities,
leadership in transforming teaching and learning in higher education.
collaboration with 30 participating institutions, the Program has
demonstrated how effective use of information technology can lead to
significant improvements in student learning while reducing
Dr. Twigg has spoken extensively on the need to improve productivity in
higher education and the process of engaging college faculty in the use
of instructional technology.
"For 16 years, the Prize has recognized remarkable individuals who have
committed themselves to improving our nation's schools," said Mr. McGraw
III. "Kati Haycock, Carol Twigg and Mark Edwards embody the core purpose
of the McGraw Prize: an unwavering dedication to changing the status quo
and making high achievement possible for all students."
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education annually recognizes
outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving
education in this country and whose accomplishments are making a
difference today. Honorees are chosen by a distinguished panel of judges
made up of thoughtful and influential members of the education
community. Each winner receives a gift of $25,000 and a bronze
sculpture. The Prize was established in 1988 to honor Mr. McGraw's
lifelong commitment to education, and to mark the Corporation's 100th
The two most recent U.S. Secretaries of Education were honored with the
McGraw Prize in Education before each was appointed to their Cabinet
positions. Richard Riley, who served as U.S. Secretary of Education from
1992 to 2000, received the Prize in 1989 for his work in raising
educational standards as Governor of South Carolina. Current U.S.
Secretary of Education Rod Paige was honored in 2000 for his success as
superintendent of the Houston public schools.
Other past honorees include: The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr., former
Governor of North Carolina; James P. Comer, M.D., Maurice Falk Professor
of Child Psychiatry, Yale University Child Study Center; Yvonne Chan,
Ed.D., Principal, Vaughn Next Century Learning Center; Mary E. Diaz,
Ph.D., Dean of Education, Alverno College; Carl Cohn, Superintendent of
the Long Beach Unified School District; Barbara Bush, founder of the
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy; and Dennis Littky,
Co-Director of The Met, and Director of the Principal Residency Network.
Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a global information
services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services,
education and business information markets through leading brands such
as Standard & Poor's, BusinessWeek and McGraw-Hill Education. The
Corporation has more than 320 offices in 34 countries. Sales in 2002
were $4.8 billion. Additional information is available at
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