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Using Chess to Support Students with Special Needs

By: Anna Nicotera & Emily Sholtis, Basis Policy Research  
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National Conference Session Promotes Scholastic Chess

School leaders from around the country attended the session that the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis convened, Are Your Students Playing Chess? Research Says They Should, at the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference.

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Chess Club Convenes a National Conference Session with Focus on Chess Research

Next week the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will convene a session titled, Are Your Students Playing Chess? Research Says They Should, at the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Bishops and Basketball: The Benefits of Chess on Social-Emotional Outcomes

by Emily Sholtis & Anna Nicotera, Basis Policy Research

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Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and Monsanto Fund Set to Expand Scholastic Chess in Rural Areas

For more information, contact:    

Nicole Halpin Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis 314-309-0799nhalpin@saintlouischessclub.org

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In Memory of Adonis Reddick

Adonis was more than merely a member at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. He was a fixture on the Saint Louis chess scene.

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Transferring Skills Learned Playing Chess to Problem-Solving in Mathematics

Our synthesis of chess research demonstrated a link between students’ academic performance and chess instruction. Researchers Roberto Trinchero, professor at the University of Turin, and Giovanni Sala, a graduate student at the University of Liverpool, have taken the research a step further by investigating whether certain types of chess instruction are responsible for student gains.

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Ed Gonsalves: the Chess Superfan

During the U.S. Championship, we see many fans come into the Chess Club to enjoy the coverage of the event. However, none seem to enjoy the Championships as much as Ed Gonsalves. Ed could be seen at the Club during every round—getting as many signatures and pictures with the competitors as possible.

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An Ancient Game Moves New Minds: Using Chess in Rural Indian Schools

While there are many origin stories for the game of chess, the earliest iteration of the game is attributed to India. Invented by a philosopher in the 6th century, Shaturanga, a predecessor to modern chess, was meant to capture the strategy and skill of the battlefield in a game.

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Inmates and Checkmates: Using Chess in Prisons

Since the 1970s, the incarcerated population of the United States has more than quadrupled. Currently, nearly 2.24 million individuals reside in U.S. facilities comprising over 20 percent of the global prison population. Additionally, research has found high rates of recidivism among released prisoners which are as high as 75 percent within the first 5 years.

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