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This photo provided by the Varkey Foundation shows Keishia Thorpe, who who teaches at International High School at Langley Park in Prince George’s County and was selected for the Global Teacher Prize from more than 8,000 nominations and applications from 121 countries around the world. (Varkey Foundation via AP)
This photo provided by the Varkey Foundation shows Keishia Thorpe, who who teaches at International High School at Langley Park in Prince George’s County and was selected for the Global Teacher Prize from more than 8,000 nominations and applications from 121 countries around the world. (Varkey Foundation via AP)

Maryland educator wins $1M Global Teacher Prize (access required)

A Maryland high school teacher who has worked to open up college education for her students has won the $1M Global Teacher Prize, the Varkey Foundation announced.