Susan Polgar on the Importance of Chess: “Make it Part of the Curriculum”

Susan Polgar on the Importance of Chess: “Make it Part of the Curriculum”
Susan Polgar with Vanita Young, a Philly chess player,
at Polgar's All-Girls Chess Invitational earlier this summer.

Susan Polgar has long been an advocate for chess, particularly for girls, whose numbers drop severely after 4th and 5th grade. In an article in Saturday’s New York Times, Polgar spoke with reporter James Warren about her efforts and t
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Philly Plays Scrabble® showcases Phillies Phever and young Scrabble® talent


Philly Plays Scrabble® showcases Phillies Phever and young Scrabble® talent

Greenfield students arriving at their library on Thursday, October 13 knew they were going to be playing Scrabble as part of the Philly Plays Scrabble® kick-off- but didn't know who their competitors were going to be.

When they were told they would be playing students from Science Leadership Academy (SLA), a magnet high school just a few...

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Spotlight on A.B. Day Scrabble Club


When kindergarten teacher Nancy Mines first started using Scrabble as a teaching tool, she decided to ditch the rule book for a game of her own design. So she laid the tiles out and told them to “make words.”

The youngsters responded enthusiastically, and Mines quickly realized she had a hit on her hands. The kindergartens clamored to “make words,”...

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Spotlight on the Pennsylvania State Chess Championships

2011 State Scholastic Chess Championships Highlights
The Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge: 65 Awards and Counting!
Every year, ASAP sponsors the best and most competitive chess players in the Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge to attend the PA State Scholastic Chess Championships held in Carlisle, PA. Last year’s group of nearly 50 sponsored s...

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Spotlight on J.B. Kelly Chess Club: The Victorians are Victorious


Spotlight on J.B. Kelly Chess Club: The Victorians are Victorious
Ms Whitney (far right) with her team at the League Semi-Finals
Fifth-grade learning support teacher Felicia Whitney knew her class at J.B.KellySchool in Germantown needed focus, so she turned to a game.  In October, Whitney introduced chess to the cohort, and since then the students have excelled not only in the game but in the classroom as...

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