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A peek at the progress on Chester Arthur School’s STEM playground

The schoolyard at Chester Arthur is getting a complete overhaul. While it’s not ready for the first day of school next week, some serious progress is being made on the STEM playground and learning lab at the combination elementary and middle school at 2000 Catharine St.

This video taken last week shows a time-lapse of the construction crew’s progress to transform the mainly-asphalt playground into something special. Ground was broken for the schoolyard improvements in mid-June.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

School Talk: Is private funding the solution to Philly’s school problem?

Editor’s Note: School Talk is an occasional feature that will look at education and parenting issues in South Philly. If you have concerns, ideas or other thoughts about the state of schools and ways to keep improving them, email us at punk@passyunkpost.com.


The struggle is never-ending. Young families have to figure out whether to stay in the city they love or decamp for the better schools of the suburbs.

The new playground the friends group funded. Pic from Naked Philly

A new playground funded by the Friends of Chester A. Arthur. Pic from Naked Philly

Inga Saffron covered this turf in the Inky last week with a spotlight on Chester A. Arthur elementary in Graduate Hospital, where a friends group consisting mostly of people who don’t yet have kids in the school has raised $350,000 for enrichment programs.

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