While you were sleeping All good news on the first day of spring

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    Here’s our roundup of the best and brightest stories this morning.

    A class act: A Canadian schoolteacher whose philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1-million prize in what has become one of the most coveted awards for teaching excellence. Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the annual Global Teacher Prize during a ceremony in Dubai, beating out thousands of applicants from around the world. Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum presented the prize to MacDonnell and her name was announced by French astronaut Thomas Pasquet in a video message from the International Space Station.

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