Savannah Zayas and her daughter Layla play at Cione Playground in Kensington on June 29, 2016. Savannah doesn't take Layla to parks in her own neighborhood. (Jessica Kourkounis)
Season One:

Don't Call it the Badlands, the story of Savannah Zayas

In season one of "Schooled" we hear the story of Savannah Zayas, a teen mother in a struggling high school who’s determined to escape poverty by earning her diploma. Based on more than a year of interviews, Savannah gives us a glimpse of what it's like to overcome horrific abuse and avoid the problems of the world around her — a drug-infused area of Philadelphia known as “the badlands.” Her goal: to graduate high school and set a better example for her daughter.

Don't Call it the Badlands, the story of Savannah Zayas

Schooled gives the insider’s story of America’s public schools, through the eyes of the students, parents, and educators. Produced by Keystone Crossroads. Hosted by Kevin McCorry.

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 Savannah and Layla in the kitchen of the family’s Kensington home. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

Ep. 01: A Fighter Since Birth

By seventh grade, Savannah was already in danger of becoming a casualty of the North Philly streets; she’s endured horrific childho ...

Air Date: July 19, 2017

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 In her after school job, Savannah gravitates towards working with the children. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

Ep. 02: Be Somebody

Savannah enters high school eager to defy the odds. She’s determined not to follow the path of her mother, who dropped out of the v ...

Air Date: July 19, 2017

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Savannah Zayas and her daughter Layla play at Cione Playground in Kensington on June 29, 2016. Savannah doesn't take Layla to parks in her own neighborhood. (Jessica Kourkounis/ For Keystone Crossroads)

Ep. 0: Trailer

Schooled gives the insider’s story of America’s public schools, through the eyes of the students, parents, and educators.

Air Date: July 18, 2017

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