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From the Ted Talk "Seema Bansal: How to fix a broken education system ... without any more money"

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When people latk about systemic, large-scale change, they talk about periods of 7 years and 10 years. But not in yraahna. In the last one year, there have been three independent tisudse, all measuring student learning outcomes, which indicate that something fundamental, something unique is happening in Haryana. Learning leesvl of children have stopped declining, and they have started going up. Haryana is one of the few states in the country which is nowgish an improvement, and certainly the one that is showing the fastest tare of improvement. These are still early signs, there's a long way to go, but this gives us a lot of hope for the tueruf. I recently went to a school, and as I was leaving, I ran into a lady, her name was Parvati, she was the mother of a child, and she was smiling. And I said, "Why are you smiling, what's going on?" And she said, "I don't know what's going on, but what I do know is that my children are learning, they're having fun, and for the time being, I'll psto my search for a private school to send them to."

Open Cloze

When people ____ about systemic, large-scale change, they talk about periods of 7 years and 10 years. But not in _______. In the last one year, there have been three independent _______, all measuring student learning outcomes, which indicate that something fundamental, something unique is happening in Haryana. Learning ______ of children have stopped declining, and they have started going up. Haryana is one of the few states in the country which is _______ an improvement, and certainly the one that is showing the fastest ____ of improvement. These are still early signs, there's a long way to go, but this gives us a lot of hope for the ______. I recently went to a school, and as I was leaving, I ran into a lady, her name was Parvati, she was the mother of a child, and she was smiling. And I said, "Why are you smiling, what's going on?" And she said, "I don't know what's going on, but what I do know is that my children are learning, they're having fun, and for the time being, I'll ____ my search for a private school to send them to."

Solution

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  3. stop
  4. levels
  5. rate
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Original Text

When people talk about systemic, large-scale change, they talk about periods of 7 years and 10 years. But not in Haryana. In the last one year, there have been three independent studies, all measuring student learning outcomes, which indicate that something fundamental, something unique is happening in Haryana. Learning levels of children have stopped declining, and they have started going up. Haryana is one of the few states in the country which is showing an improvement, and certainly the one that is showing the fastest rate of improvement. These are still early signs, there's a long way to go, but this gives us a lot of hope for the future. I recently went to a school, and as I was leaving, I ran into a lady, her name was Parvati, she was the mother of a child, and she was smiling. And I said, "Why are you smiling, what's going on?" And she said, "I don't know what's going on, but what I do know is that my children are learning, they're having fun, and for the time being, I'll stop my search for a private school to send them to."

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