by Anna Nicotera, Basis Policy 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. There are over 6,500 public charter schools in the United States and the annual conference brings together nearly 5,000 attendees. Our presentation at the conference will give the Chess Club a national audience in order to promote its scholastic chess program, share the research we have gathered on the impact of chess on student outcomes, introduce Grandmaster Maurice Ashley to a wider audience of educators, and provide attendees with concrete examples of how and why schools incorporate chess into the school day from Sean O’Hanlon, Senior Manager of Chess at Success Academy Charter Schools. Learn more about Success Academy Charter Schools, a network of 41 high-performing charter schools in New York where chess instruction is embedded into the weekly curriculum for all students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, here.
Stay tuned to the Chess Club’s blog where we will post pictures and a summary from the chess conference session.