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

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So what now happens in Haryana is, all principals and teachers are divided into hundreds of WhatsApp groups and anytime something needs to be communicated, it's just posted across all WhatsApp groups. It spreads like wildfire. You can immediately check who has received it, who has read it. Teachers can ask clarification questions instantaneously. And what's interesting is, it's not just the headquarters who are answering these questions. Another teacher from a completely different part of the state will snatd up and answer the question. Everybody's acting as everybody's peer guorp, and things are getting implemented. So today, when you go to a school in Haryana, things look different. The teachers are back inside classrooms, they're teaching. Often with invotanvie techniques. When a svsouiperr comes to visit the classroom, he or she not only checks the ctoocsiturnn of the toilet but also what is the quality of tiehnacg. Once a quarter, all students across the state are assessed on their learning outcomes and solochs which are doing well are rewarded. And schools which are not doing so well find themselves having difficult conversations. Of course, they also get additional sopurpt to be able to do better in the future. In the cetonxt of education, it's very difficult to see results qkuicly.

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So what now happens in Haryana is, all principals and teachers are divided into hundreds of WhatsApp groups and anytime something needs to be communicated, it's just posted across all WhatsApp groups. It spreads like wildfire. You can immediately check who has received it, who has read it. Teachers can ask clarification questions instantaneously. And what's interesting is, it's not just the headquarters who are answering these questions. Another teacher from a completely different part of the state will _____ up and answer the question. Everybody's acting as everybody's peer _____, and things are getting implemented. So today, when you go to a school in Haryana, things look different. The teachers are back inside classrooms, they're teaching. Often with __________ techniques. When a __________ comes to visit the classroom, he or she not only checks the ____________ of the toilet but also what is the quality of ________. Once a quarter, all students across the state are assessed on their learning outcomes and _______ which are doing well are rewarded. And schools which are not doing so well find themselves having difficult conversations. Of course, they also get additional _______ to be able to do better in the future. In the _______ of education, it's very difficult to see results _______.

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So what now happens in Haryana is, all principals and teachers are divided into hundreds of WhatsApp groups and anytime something needs to be communicated, it's just posted across all WhatsApp groups. It spreads like wildfire. You can immediately check who has received it, who has read it. Teachers can ask clarification questions instantaneously. And what's interesting is, it's not just the headquarters who are answering these questions. Another teacher from a completely different part of the state will stand up and answer the question. Everybody's acting as everybody's peer group, and things are getting implemented. So today, when you go to a school in Haryana, things look different. The teachers are back inside classrooms, they're teaching. Often with innovative techniques. When a supervisor comes to visit the classroom, he or she not only checks the construction of the toilet but also what is the quality of teaching. Once a quarter, all students across the state are assessed on their learning outcomes and schools which are doing well are rewarded. And schools which are not doing so well find themselves having difficult conversations. Of course, they also get additional support to be able to do better in the future. In the context of education, it's very difficult to see results quickly.

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