Chess masters from underprivileged homes: It takes a school
I.S. 318 is a Brooklyn, NY public school that serves mostly minority children from families living below the poverty line; yet students from this competitive powerhouse have won more than 30 national, junior high chess championships and its 85 member chess squad contains four members who outrank Albert Einstein in chess power scoring.
KMOS-TV will feature the independent film "Brooklyn Castle" tonight at 9:00 pm. The film, part of the POV series, will follow five of I.S. 318's talented chess artists, and observe how the game has become an unlikely inspiration for academic success.
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