Law Firm Gives Chromebooks to South Philly School

$10,000 grant will buy computers for three grades of middle schoolers.

CBS Philly reports that the law firm of White and Williams is giving a grant of $10,000 to Chester A. Arthur School in South Philly, to be used to buy Chromebooks for sixth, seventh, and eight grade students there.

“We want to make sure we have an educated community,” said Patty Santelle, chair of the firm. “I mean, they are our future.”

Ninety-five percent of the students at the Chester A. Arthur School come from poor households, according to the school district. Principal Kim Newman says her students will use the laptops for web-based supports, online courses, and for doing science in virtual labs.

The 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association is making a priority of assisting city schools this year.