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In Season Three, eight high school interns bring you stories of New York City students who attend transfer high schools. We zoom in on one transfer school in particular, The James Baldwin School, which offers students a clean slate and a second chance. But does it work? And if so, what can schools l… 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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