Brooklyn School’s Famous Chess Program in Danger of Gutting

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The much-loved, oft-profiled chess program at Intermediate School 318 accounts for a tiny fraction of the $130 million in childcare and after-school programs currently slated to be cut from the city’s budget. The city kicks in $20,000 for the program, which raises the other $40,000 of its annual budget on its own. But it’s the highest-profile potential closure, thanks to last year’s documentary about the team, Brooklyn Castle. The rest of the programs threatened by the cut don’t even have movies made about them.

Brooklyn School’s Chess Program in Danger