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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

A look at first draft designs for Childs Elementary schoolyard improvments

Childs, Girard School and Kirkbride School are three South Philly schools that will be seeing some playground improvements. The Big Sandbox, Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University put together this program to allow these schools and others around the city to receive assistance in reinventing their outdoor play and learning spaces.

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All of the schools have been seeking feedback through surveys, but more recently, Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary hosted an information session to present the first draft designs for the schoolyard improvements at G.W. Childs.

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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate :  Newbold :  Passyunk Square 

What would you like to see improved at these three South Philly schoolyards?

It was recently announced that three South Philly schools would be planning for schoolyard reinvention, thanks to the Big Sandbox, Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University. Landscape architecture students at the universities will be helping create designs for improved schoolyards at George W. Childs Elementary, the Stephen Girard School and Eliza B. Kirkbride School.

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Childs Elementary.

All three schools are currently working to engage the community in the process. Surveys have been released to ask a number of questions about what improvements you would like to see for the outdoor spaces at the schools.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

‘Tis the season of giving, Friends of Jackson to split $500 prize with Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary

Now, isn’t this NICE?

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

As you may have seen, Friends of Jackson Elementary (FoJ) finished as the top vote-getter in our poll for the $500 bet with HughE Dillon of PhillyChitChat. In the spirit of giving, they’ve decided to split the prize with Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary (NICE), who narrowly finished in second place.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

School Talk: Civics across South Philly form education coalition

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.

Weighing in this month is Megan Rosenbach, founder of the Point Breeze group Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary and the driving force behind the new South Philly Schools Coalition.


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Before last school year started, I decided to invest in my neighborhood school even though I don’t yet have children. Having taught in a Philadelphia Public School, I know that hardworking teachers and dedicated students are often overlooked while negative stereotypes of neighborhood schools proliferate. I also know that people without school-aged children may not know where to begin when it comes to connecting with their neighborhood school.

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