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Stearne Elementary School Gets Major Improvements

The School District spent the Summer making major improvement at Stearne Elementary School this year.

The majority of the Allen M. Stearne School in Frankford, built in 1966, looks every bit it’s age. But step into one of the school’s kindergarten, first, or second-grade classrooms and you’ll feel transported to the 21st century.

There’s new smart panel boards, motion-sensitive lights, tabletops that double as whiteboards, and a gaggle of learning toys too numerous to list here.

“I thought maybe a new bookshelf, new rugs,” said kindergarten teacher Kelly Kaczmarek, recipient of a refurbished room. “But all this? [I had] no idea.”

Stearne was one of eight Philly schools to receive a facelift this summer, but not because they were in dire need of repairs. Or at least not on the surface.

Stearne and the seven other schools all posted low reading scores, and the fixes are designed specifically to address that problem.

Read more about it from Newsworks at this link.