Nancie Atwell awarded prize in Dubai
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Teacher award: 'The goal is excellence always'

Nancie Atwell, an English teacher from Maine in the United States, has been named as the winner of a competition to find the world's best teacher, with a prize of $1m (£680,000).

But Ms Atwell has promised to donate the money from the Global Teacher Prize to the school that she founded.

Speaking as she was given her prize in Dubai, Ms Atwell said: "The goal is excellence always".

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