What’s Right with Our Schools: Ida Freeman


EDMOND, Okla. – So many good things are happening in our schools.

This week we and Randall Reed Ford are taking you to one elementary school where students are playing a classic game and through it, learning valuable life lessons.

At Edmond’s Ida Freeman, students play a lot of games.

The games here are more than fun, they are often intense chess matches.

Teacher David Nichols said he knows the lessons he is teaching them will apply in and out of the classroom.

He is intensely focused on helping the children succeed, teaching them strategies, and more importantly, how to think for themselves.

Principal Brenda McDonald said the chess club is just one of their several successful programs.

This chess club recently took first place in the state chess competition in grades kindergarten through 4th grade.

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