‘World’s best teacher’ wins $1 million prize

‘World’s best teacher’ wins $1 million prize

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A Canadian who works in a remote school among the Inuit community in the Arctic has been named as the world’s best teacher. Maggie MacDonnell won the annual $1-million Global Teacher Prize for excellence at an award ceremony in Dubai, beating about 20,000 applicants from around the world. She was congratulated by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who said she was “shaping the future”. The Varkey Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children throughout the world.