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Mr. Ertsgaard

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  • Ruskin Elementary School
  • Dayton, OH
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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There are 26 students at an urban school in Ohio that joined an extracurricular club, the Chess Club, of their own volition, seeking to enrich their lives with an experience that would help to develop their minds. These kids represented grades 3 through 8. For two years they practiced and battled each other and other schools and were just beginning to see success. The Chess Club was sponsored by the county library system. One of their librarians would come to our school with chess boards, instructional books, and his own love and knowledge of chess. I teach third grade at the school and was his assistant. Due to funding shortages, that particular librarian was transferred to a suburban library and took his chess materials and knowledge with him.

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There are 26 students at an urban school in Ohio that joined an extracurricular club, the Chess Club, of their own volition, seeking to enrich their lives with an experience that would help to develop their minds. These kids represented grades 3 through 8. For two years they practiced and battled each other and other schools and were just beginning to see success. The Chess Club was sponsored by the county library system. One of their librarians would come to our school with chess boards, instructional books, and his own love and knowledge of chess. I teach third grade at the school and was his assistant. Due to funding shortages, that particular librarian was transferred to a suburban library and took his chess materials and knowledge with him.

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