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Sal Khan on leveling the playing field, in and out of the classroom

Educators around the country were plunged into a massive experiment with virtual learning last year, when more than 50 million K-12 students were sent home at the start of the pandemic. Many were soon knocking on the door of the father of online education, Sal Khan, looking for help. The founder and CEO of the nonprofit Khan Academy, which provides free educational resources to anyone who wants them, says he was impressed with the “heroic efforts” of numerous school districts to close the digital divide, by providing device and internet access for all who needed it. Now Khan hopes school leaders “are going to be thinking long-term” and will seize the moment to create what he considers much needed system-wide change.
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Transcript: Next Generation: Education with Sal Khan and Marley Dias

The Washington Post is providing this news free to all readers as a public service. MS. PASSARIELLO: Hello and welcome to Washington Post Live. I’m Christina Passariello, the technology editor at The Washington Post. I’m delighted to be hosting this two-part series today that dives into Generation Z, education, technology, and activism. My first guest today is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, Sal Khan. Sal, welcome to Washington Post Live.
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How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy & Our Lives: A Stanford Course with Sal Khan, Thomas Friedman, Kara Swisher, Sasha Baron Cohen, Reid Hoffman & More

This fall, Stanford Continuing Studies presents 150+ courses in the Liberal Arts & Sciences, Creative Writing, and Professional Development, including the new and timely course “Which Side of History? How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives.” Led by James Steyer (CEO, Common Sense Media), the course includes an extensive line-up of guest speakers and thought leaders. Hear from Hillary Clinton, Kara Swisher, Sal Khan, Sasha Baron Cohen, Laurie Santos, Reid Hoffman, Ellen Pao, Thomas Friedman, Jonathan Zittrain, Cory Booker, Nicholas Kristof and more. Together they will explore key questions: How do we protect the privacy of consumers and stop data abuses? How will we ensure the mental health and well-being of our society as we emerge from the pandemic? How can we hold tech platforms accountable for safeguarding basic democratic norms?
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Sal Khan On Leveling The Playing Field, In And Out Of The Classroom

Educators around the country were plunged into a massive experiment with virtual learning last year, when more than 50 million K-12 students were sent home at the start of the pandemic. Many were soon knocking on the door of the father of online education, Sal Khan, looking for help. The founder and CEO of the nonprofit Khan Academy, which provides free educational resources to anyone who wants them, says he was impressed with the “heroic efforts” of numerous school districts to close the digital divide, by providing device and internet access for all who needed it. Now Khan hopes school leaders “are going to be thinking long-term” and will seize the moment to create what he considers much needed system-wide change.
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Sal Khan, Founder Of Khan Academy

Sal Khan challenged the education model we’ve been using for centuries. In so doing, he created the largest school in existence. He explains how he wanted Khan Academy to offer a world class education — like a Harvard or an Oxford — except online and free for everyone. He succeeded....
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What’s wrong with online learning? We asked Sal Khan, the world’s most prolific tutor

Thirteen years ago, a Silicon Valley hedge fund analyst from Louisiana turned his talent for tutoring cousins into one of the internet’s most popular lines of free educational resources. Sal Khan’s Mountain View nonprofit Khan Academy has since 2008 grown into a learning powerhouse, built around YouTube-hosted videos narrated over a simulated blackboard and a website with teaching tools and practice exercises.
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