Season 1

A documentary web series that focuses on Chicago's education system. Central Standard follows five 8th grade students attending public schools across the Chicago metropolitan area and chronicles the challenges these students face while transitioning to High School.

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Central Standard: On Education

5 Eighth Graders

This part introduces five 8th graders. Meet Robert, Emma, Natalia, Gina, and Kyle.

5 Eighth Graders

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Central Standard: On Education

5 Classes

This part examines five classes. S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

5 Classes

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Central Standard: On Education

5 Ways to Get Into SEHS

This part explores five ways to get into a selective enrollment high school.

5 Ways to Get Into SEHS

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Central Standard: On Education

5 High Schools

This part presents five Chicago area selective enrollment high schools.

5 High Schools

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Central Standard: On Education

5 Administrations

This part analyzes five administrations and how they work to fund their schools.

5 Administrations

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Central Standard: On Education

5 Futures

The story comes to a climax as the students open their notification letters.

5 Futures

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Central Standard: On Education

5 Reflections

In this part, the students reflect back on the high school selective enrollment process.

5 Reflections