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« A Science Teacher Will Be at This Week's NASA Mission Launch | Main. Maggie MacDonnell, a teacher in a remote village in Quebec, Canada, has won the 3rd annual Global Teaching Prize , sponsored by the Varkey Foundation. For the past six years, MacDonnell has taught middle and high schoolers in the Salluit village—the second-northernmost Inuit indigenous comunity in Quebec. It has a population of about 1,300 and can only be reached by air. The tiny village is plagued with high teenage prengancy rates, high levels of sexual abuse, drug and alcohol use, and young adult suicides—there were six such deaths in 2015. "Witnessing the funerals of my students is one of the hardest things I've ever... Full story

20 March