Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old girl widely known for vigorously defending the right of women to have an education, will win this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel committee announced the news early Friday morning, which has already been greeted enthusiastically. Yousafzai had been a popular contender for the prize last year, and will now also be the youngest-ever winner of it. (Ross Brennaman at Education Week Teacher)
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