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Top Teacher Hopes More Equitable System Follows Pandemic

Utah has a new teacher of the year. 

John Arthur teaches sixth grade at Meadowlark Elementary School in Salt Lake City. He credits his own teachers for helping him find his voice when he was a self-described shy Korean boy.  The Deseret News reports now he helps his students learn to advocate for children and immigrants through music videos that they produce together and share on their YouTube channel, 9thEvermore. Arthur’s students have received national recognition for their work. Arthur is teaching remotely this year and using his new platform to advocate for a more equitable education system after the coronavirus pandemic