Reading, writing and video games

Dayton Daily News

The Dayton school district's newest high school wants kids who are willing to spend hours staring at a video screen, working on their skills, until they master the challenges presented to them.

And some of the district's academic stragglers already have made such a commitment, spending hours seeking electronic Super Bowl titles, imaginary ill-gotten riches or fantastic conquests over video villains.

Capitalizing on youthful passion for video games, school leaders hope to keep more kids in school by offering the chance to conceive, design, build - and sell - their own video game.

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