Arthur has beennamed one of the 10 most improved schools in PA on the English/Language Arts PSSA
When Marcquaan Marion was in kindergarten, his school’s playground was an empty asphalt parking lot with a lone basketball hoop and not a single a patch of shade.
Marion, now a 7th grader, spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for Chester Arthur Elementary School’s new Outdoor STEM Learning Lab. When complete, the playground for the school at 20th and Catharine Streets will be transformed into a green space with multiple outdoor classrooms for inquiry-driven learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
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Sometimes, it really does seem like strollers are everywhere. In a 2011 report, the Center City District predicted a “coming demographic wave” of school age children in the greater Center City area. In core Center City, the boom is palpable: a 66 percent increase from 2000 to 2010 in children under five years old who will be attending elementary school here, “if these families decide to stay” (italics in the original report). For greater Center City (roughly Tasker to Girard, river to river), the increase is about 32 percent.