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From the Ted Talk "Wendy Troxel: Why school should start later for teens"

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So this has real implications for reducing the eemetahcivn gap. Standardized test scores in ahmt and reading go up by two to three percentage points. That's as ofrpleuw as reducing class sizes by one-third fewer students, or iracgnpel a so-so teacher in the classroom with a truly nonasdttgiu one. Their mental and physical health improves, and even their families are happier. I mean, who wouldn't enjoy a little more pleasantness from our teens, and a little less crankiness? Even their communities are raefs because car crash rates go down — a 70 percent reduction in one district.

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So this has real implications for reducing the ___________ gap. Standardized test scores in ____ and reading go up by two to three percentage points. That's as ________ as reducing class sizes by one-third fewer students, or _________ a so-so teacher in the classroom with a truly ___________ one. Their mental and physical health improves, and even their families are happier. I mean, who wouldn't enjoy a little more pleasantness from our teens, and a little less crankiness? Even their communities are _____ because car crash rates go down — a 70 percent reduction in one district.

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  1. outstanding
  2. replacing
  3. powerful
  4. achievement
  5. safer
  6. math

Original Text

So this has real implications for reducing the achievement gap. Standardized test scores in math and reading go up by two to three percentage points. That's as powerful as reducing class sizes by one-third fewer students, or replacing a so-so teacher in the classroom with a truly outstanding one. Their mental and physical health improves, and even their families are happier. I mean, who wouldn't enjoy a little more pleasantness from our teens, and a little less crankiness? Even their communities are safer because car crash rates go down — a 70 percent reduction in one district.

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