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Howard University Expands College Math Course Developed with Khan Academy to Historically Underserved High Schools Nationwide

Students progress through the course via the Khan Academy platform under the guidance of their high school teachers, meet weekly on Zoom with Howard University teaching fellows (who are undergraduate and graduate students), and take paper-and-pencil midterms and finals from Howard University.

Students Who Use Math Tool for 30 Minutes per Week Achieve Better-Than-Projected Gains

Findings from 2020-2021 school year buck national trend of sluggish math gains caused by pandemic-related disruptions to learning. 

About Khan Academy

  • We’re a nonprofit educational organization
  • We offer free lessons in math, science and humanities
  • Khan Academy is available in 51 languages, including Spanish
  • Our platform includes interactive practice problems, videos, articles and quizzes 
  • We offer free tools for teachers and parents to track student progress
  • Our offerings for school districts are Khan Academy Districts, Khan Academy Kids, and MAP Accelerator, developed with NWEA
  • We focus our district work on supporting districts that serve students from low-income communities and students of color 
  • Across our district partners, 66% of students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch 
  • Khan Academy Kids is our free app for ages 2 to 8 
  • Khan Academy is used in more than 190 countries 
  • More than 145 million registered users

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Sal Khan’s bio

Sal Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit educational organization that offers free lessons in math, science and humanities in multiple languages, as well as tools for parents, teachers and districts to track student progress.

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