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Five Students, Five Schools (#101)

Episode 1 introduces five 8th graders and the five different schools they currently attend. Hear Robert's, Emma's, Natalia's, Gina's, and Kyle's hopes and concerns, see what they do for fun, and how they feel about school. The drama builds as the highly competitive process of getting into one of Chicago's top high schools is introduced. Then, each school's underlying philosophies are revealed through the way that principals, teachers, and administrators set the tone and interact with students. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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