Relevant Articles & Studies

On the black and white battlefield with the world’s greatest female chess player. Is chess a “man’s” game? Judit Polgar doesn’t think so. http://bit.ly/1QtG9Uv

The Effect of Chess on Reading Scores- This study discusses the positive academic outcomes that chess had on a group of New York City students. http://www.givewell.org/files/Analysis/margulies.pdf

Academic Value of Non-Academics.  An interesting article about the value of extracurriculars and why school systems need to keep them. http://educationnext.org/academic-value-of-non-academics/

Clubs – Club Participation, Why Participation is Expected to Benefit Youth, Benefits of Participation in Clubs.  Another article about the benefit of participation outside of the classroom. setting. http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/1838/Clubs.html

You call this an ‘education election’?  From the Washington Post, an article about the “real’ results of the National Assessment of Education Progress. http://wapo.st/1rOQpfN

Report Virginia, Maryland and DC have some of the nations highest gaps by income level in reading proficiency.  Another Washington Post article about education in the Nation’s capital.  http://wapo.st/1d7IcpI

Children from poor families lag in cognitive development and other areas, report says.  From the Washington Post, describing the findings of a study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on poverty and education. http://wapo.st/1kbRd5n

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