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This season, eight student interns bring you stories from inside New York City's segregated high school system. From the extreme lack of diversity in specialized high schools to racial disparities in sports access, our team is digging into the policies that maintain a dual system. For more, visit mi… read more


Preview: Season 3


“Everybody in this school has scars that can’t be seen.”

— Brandon, student at The James Baldwin School



In the nation’s largest school system, what happens to students who fall off track or need a fresh start?That question led us to The James Baldwin School, a small high school in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Part of a network of 51 transfer high schools across New York City, Baldwin serves students who are at risk of not graduating from a comprehensive high school and come looking for a second chance.What does Baldwin do differently than other high schools, and is it working? Don’t miss Miseducation Season 3, coming in early 2020.* * *

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Miseducation is produced by The Bell in partnership with The Hechinger Report and is supported by the Pinkerton Foundation and the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation.

Music for this season comes from the students at Building Beats.


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