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Farewell to the School Playground

Gina Maier | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Gina Maier

As the school year comes to a close, I find myself already mourning the imminent loss of one of my daily highlights: Pick up. What I will miss is the "theatre" that plays out for me within the microcosm that is my children's school playground.

Back-to-School: Full Moon Rising

Carissa K | Posted 10.22.2013 | Home
Carissa K

It can make my heart literally ache to watch my children march off to a new grade level each fall. Each year a higher number, a taller kid, bigger back-to-school shoes to purchase. I want to take hold of time, of them, and just not let go.

What My Kids' School Has Taken From Me

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 10.20.2013 | Home
Corbyn Hightower

You can keep your guns, but do you have to take away our schoolyards? This morning, a shooter was reported at an elementary in Georgia. And now, there's one more strike in the column for schools being on, essentially, lock-down: sealed at every entrance.

Mobile Meth Lab Found On School Playground

Posted 12.25.2012 | Home

A group of first-graders at Mitchell-Neilson Primary School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. had their recess cut short this week when their teacher found remna...

Girl Breaks Arm In Fall, School Doesn't Call 911

Posted 09.22.2012 | Home

The mother of a 9-year-old Massachusetts girl is fuming after Veterans Memorial School personnel failed to call 911 following her daughter’s fall fr...

Chicago Group Wages Grassroots Fight To Bring Back Recess

Chicago Tribune | Pat Dunniga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the nearly five years since Lynn Morton helped begin an effort to restore recess to Chicago elementary schools, she says, she has never come across...

Drexel Design Students Give Magical Makeover To West Philly Playground

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Appalled by the condition of the playground at a West Philadelphia elementary school, two local women decided to take action to makeover the space for...