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"From the Ted Talk by Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So we created a new school. And we created the San fedranno Institute for Applied Media. And we made sure that we were still attached to our school diritsct for funding, for support. But with that, we were going to gain freedom: freedom to hire the teachers that we knew were going to be effective; freedom to control the curriculum so that we're not doing lsseon 1.2 on page five, no; and freedom to control a budget, to spend menoy where it matters, not how a district or a state says you have to do it. We wanted those fmodrees. But now, shifting an entire paradigm, it hasn't been an easy journey, nor is it even complete. But we had to do it. Our community deserved a new way of doing things.

Open Cloze

So we created a new school. And we created the San ________ Institute for Applied Media. And we made sure that we were still attached to our school ________ for funding, for support. But with that, we were going to gain freedom: freedom to hire the teachers that we knew were going to be effective; freedom to control the curriculum so that we're not doing ______ 1.2 on page five, no; and freedom to control a budget, to spend _____ where it matters, not how a district or a state says you have to do it. We wanted those ________. But now, shifting an entire paradigm, it hasn't been an easy journey, nor is it even complete. But we had to do it. Our community deserved a new way of doing things.

Solution

  1. money
  2. lesson
  3. fernando
  4. district
  5. freedoms

Original Text

So we created a new school. And we created the San Fernando Institute for Applied Media. And we made sure that we were still attached to our school district for funding, for support. But with that, we were going to gain freedom: freedom to hire the teachers that we knew were going to be effective; freedom to control the curriculum so that we're not doing lesson 1.2 on page five, no; and freedom to control a budget, to spend money where it matters, not how a district or a state says you have to do it. We wanted those freedoms. But now, shifting an entire paradigm, it hasn't been an easy journey, nor is it even complete. But we had to do it. Our community deserved a new way of doing things.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
high school 3

Important Words

  1. applied
  2. attached
  3. budget
  4. community
  5. complete
  6. control
  7. created
  8. curriculum
  9. deserved
  10. district
  11. easy
  12. entire
  13. fernando
  14. freedom
  15. freedoms
  16. funding
  17. gain
  18. hire
  19. institute
  20. journey
  21. knew
  22. lesson
  23. matters
  24. media
  25. money
  26. page
  27. paradigm
  28. san
  29. school
  30. shifting
  31. spend
  32. state
  33. support
  34. teachers
  35. wanted