Too often I hear or read stories about schools, school systems, and/or education policy that is inaccurate, biased, fake, or just plain bad. So it was refreshing to find Chicago Public Radio's education pieces about Robeson High School on the South Side, not too far from where I went to college. They're a very good slice of what goes on in our schools and actually tackle some of the very real challenges that I face day to day. The second link is especially excellent and the last link has a complete list of all the stories that are in the Fifty-Fifty series.
Keeping Mykelle in Class
Giving Kids an "F" a Real Dilemma
A Student's Journey to City Science Fair
Fifty-Fifty: The Odds of Graduating