Group Seeks Playground Equity in Baltimore
More than 200 volunteers recently gave up their Saturday to labor in a Southwest Baltimore schoolyard constructing a modern playground they hope will promote play — and level the playing field.
Those behind the effort believe schools with many low-income, black students, such as North Bend Elementary, have been shortchanged for years when it comes to monkey bars, climbing walls and swings, and the known health benefits of playgrounds. And they are making a concerted effort to correct that.
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