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Month: November 2018

Where Khan Academy’s Founder Gets Advice, Balance and an Occasional Push

In 2009, Mr. Khan launched a free online school from a bedroom walk-in closet. The hedge-fund analyst devised the idea after creating YouTube educational videos for 10 cousins whom he tutored remotely, mainly in math. With multimillion-dollar donations from tech-industry heavyweights, the nonprofit Khan Academy now reaches 18 million students every month in nearly 200…

Sakena Yacoobi Continues to Help Women in Afghanistan

Sakena Yacoobi, who was in the city to receive Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence, is relentlessly pursuing the cause of education and health in the war-torn nation….

Sara Martinez Tucker on Becoming New Chairman of the Board of Regents

In 2015, Tucker was appointed to a six-year term on the UT System Board of Regents by Gov. Abbott and confirmed by the Texas Senate. And on Sept. 19, she was unanimously elected chairman of the board by her fellow regents. As chairman, Tucker is tasked with steering the governing body of the UT System…

edX, GE, and Microsoft Partner to Help Local Students Get Tech Jobs

edX, GE and Microsoft are teaming up to facilitate the path to tech jobs for local students. GE and Microsoft announced Monday they have committed to supporting edX students who are also Massachusetts residents in their education and career development in the tech industry. The companies are both partnering with edX, the online learning platform founded…

Teach for All Founder Wendy Kopp Named as one of the 2017 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award Winners

The founder of an education network that encourages graduates to try their hand at teaching and a Saudi organisation that seeks to empower young people are among the winners of the fourth Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award. The awards, announced ahead of the annual Knowledge Summit 2017 on Tuesday, looks to promote and…

Our Mission is to Reach Everyone Across the Globe: Sal Khan

With online learning revolutionizing access to education, prominent American educator and Khan Academy founder Sal Khan reaffirmed on Wednesday that his mission is to reach everyone with his idea of e-learning. Speaking at a keynote session titled “Education Re-imagined” on the opening day of the Misk Global Forum 2017 in Riyadh, Khan, who runs his…

Sunhak Peace Prize Awarded to Dr. Sakena Yacoobi

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi was one of the recipients of the Sunhak Peace Prize, an international award that includes $1 million for her work with establishing multiple refugee-educational programs in Afghanistan.  …

When All Else Fails, Ask Khan Academy

Khan Academy continues to set itself apart from other educational resources, offering solutions for the most difficult problems.  …

Teach for America Founder: Talented People are Key to Solving Social Problems

Wendy Kopp spoke about her senior thesis at Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program.  …

White House Recognizes Miami-Dade Schools for Innovation

The Miami-Dade school district and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was recognized at the White House as one of 30 school districts leading the nation in innovation and personalized learning….