This winter, high school junior Jameria Miller would run to Spanish class. But not to get a good seat.
"The cold is definitely a distraction," Jameria says. "We race to class to get the best blankets."
Because the classroom has uninsulated metal walls, Jameria's teacher would hand out blankets. First come, first served. Such is life in the William Penn School District — an impoverished, predominantly African-American school system situated among Philadelphia's inner-ring suburbs.