Speaking of BRIGHT, the solutions-oriented site that popped up on Medium this spring, here’s an excerpt recently published from Greg Toppo’s new book about game-based learning that asks the question What if we prescribed video games, and not Ritalin, to treat ADHD?.

The longtime USA Today education reporter’s book is the product in part of a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, and I am one of many people who read drafts of the book and gave encouragement along the way.

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Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at alexanderrusso@gmail.com.