A Palestinian teacher won a $1 million prize for teaching excellence


“I feel amazing and I still can’t believe that the Pope said my name,” al-Hroub told to the media. In her acceptance speech, she reiterated her mantra of “No to violence” and stressed the importance of dialogue. She announced that she  will use the million-dollar prize money to create scholarships for students who excel in order to encourage them to choose careers in teaching. The Global Teacher Prize was established two years ago to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession, employs innovative classroom practices and encourages others to join the teaching profession. The Varkey Foundation is involved.


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