Behind the Headline: Jon Stewart Talks ‘Brooklyn Castle’

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Jon Stewart Talks ‘Brooklyn Castle’
Huffington Post | 11/9/2012

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Academic Value of Non-Academics
Education Next | Winter 2012

The director of the new documentary “Brooklyn Castle,” as well as one of the students on the inner-city, middle-school chess team that is the subject of the documentary, appeared on the Daily Show to talk with Jon Stewart about the importance of extracurricular activities.  An article that appeared in Education Next earlier this year looked at the link between participation in extracurricular activities and student achievement.  In light of evidence that afterschool activities boost student success, reducing students’ opportunities for powerful extracurricular experiences might be an unwise way to meet budget caps, concludes the author, June Kronholz.

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