Chess in Education

Connecting Chess to Academic and 21 st Century Skills.

Chess changes lives.

Chess changes the lives of students.

More than a game, chess is a vehicle for introducing and reinforcing academic and 21st Century skills.

Chess offers the opportunity to build connections between teachers and students, improving the classroom and school environment.

Chess in Education focuses on chess as an educational tool – making deliberate connections for skill transfer to other domains.

“My students’ favorite part of the day is chess! Chess reaches every learning level from special education to the gifted student.”

Mindee AllenGifted Specialist, USA

“All my colleagues welcome the [chess] project and the whole school as well because they agree that chess (educative and transversal) is a great tool to be used in the classroom.”

Jose ColetoMath Teacher, Spain

What We Are About

This independent, non-commercial portal offers educators, researchers, and the general public access to the current state of the art information about Chess in Education (CIE) – both theory and current practice around the world. The website is a part of the CIE Initiative operated by Chess in Schools, a non-profit US [501(c)(3)] corporation, in collaboration with several commercial and other non-profit organizations with a shared interest in advancing CIE.

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