James Bryant Conant Award for contributions to American education

Posted by on October 13, 2008

Education Commission of the States presents several awards to persons, states and organizations that have made significant contributions to public education.

You can submit a nomination by fax or mail by downloading and completing the nomination form. To submit a nomination by e-mail, please send the nominations form hnormandin@ecs.org.


Please direct any questions about the nomination process to Heidi Normandin at 303.299.3629 or hnormandin@ecs.org.

The James Bryant Conant Award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to American Education. The award is one of the most prestigious honors in the education community. In 1977 the ECS Steering Committee established the award in honor of its co-founder, James Bryant Conant, a great educator, scientist and statesman. Past winners have included Claiborne Pell, Lamar Alexander, Marian Wright Edelman, Terrel Bell, Frank Newman, John Goodlad, Fred Rogers, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Thurgood Marshall, John H. Stelle and others.

View the ECS-produced biographical video of Conant, originator of the idea of an interstate compact on education.


All nominations are due by October 24, 2008.

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