Tucson's News-4 has a report on a study being conducted by the American Library Association to see whether games can make kids smarter and more literate:
Pima County's library system is one of a dozen in the country participating in a study to find out if video games improve literacy...
...Luis Aguilar, 11, helped organize a video game club. In the process, he learned filmmaking skills to create a five minute movie about it. Luis believes the games are making him smarter, "Because it helps you with memory, memorizing stuff and hand eye coordination."
If national research verifies these kids' experiences, the American Library Association would like to create a video game curriculum for all libraries to use.