Sharon Lynn Kagan Awarded the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
Sharon Lynn Kagan, Ed.D., Associate Dean for Policy and Research at Teachers College, Columbia University, will be receiving the 2005 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, one of three recipients of this year's prize. This prestigious award, to be presented tonight at a dinner in New York City, is given to leaders in education, policy, and culture, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields and to society as a whole.
Dr. Kagan is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy at Teachers College, where she co-directs the
Dr. Kagan is a frequent consultant to the White House, Congress, the National Governor's Association, the U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services, and numerous states, foundations, corporations, and professional associations. She currently serves on over 40 national boards or panels, and is the past-President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and past Co-Chair of the National Education Goals Panel on Goal One. Additionally, she is a prolific author, having written over 200 publications including the authorship or editorship of 12 volumes and the guest editorship of numerous journals.