Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced the winners of its Global Education Challenge, which was launched earlier this year to identify innovative, game-changing ideas for improving K-12 student outcomes around the world. Challenge entrants were encouraged to submit ideas to foster positive change in the areas of student learning, family engagement, or teacher effectiveness. HMH is awarding a total of $250,000 in cash and prizes as part of the Challenge. Three winners were chosen from the ideas submitted through the Global Education Challenge’s online platform. The first prize winner will receive $100,000, as well as $25,000 worth of fiction, non-fiction and reference titles to the K-12 school of their choice. The second prize winner will receive $25,000 plus $20,000 worth of titles for a K-12 school, and the third prize winner will receive $15,000 and $15,000 worth of titles to a K-12 institution.

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