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The World Needs Financial Education.. Here's Why

Salman Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Salman Khan

I started Khan Academy to help my cousins in math while my day job was being an investment analyst. It didn't take long, however, to realize that the same tools I was using to explain math could be helpful in finance as well.

Why Would Students Voluntarily Answer One Billion Math Problems?

Shantanu Sinha | Posted 04.17.2013 | Technology
Shantanu Sinha

We recently surpassed one billion math problems answered on Khan Academy. I've seen it coming for quite some time, and I still find it somewhat astounding.

Reflections From Two Years of Khan Academy in the Classroom

Shantanu Sinha | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Shantanu Sinha

What's most important is that students have the support they need to master topics at their own pace, and precious classroom time is used to promote interactive, creative, and engaging shared experiences.

Why Would Some of the Brightest Minds at Facebook and Google Leave to Work For This Not-for-Profit?

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Simi Singh Juneja

I recently sat down with the wonderfully gregarious and gentle Shantanu Sinha, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Khan Academy.

Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

Eric Sheninger | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Eric Sheninger

As a tool Khan Academy will benefit educators, students, and parents in a quest for knowledge, practice, and reinforcement. It will not, however, be a game-changing reform agent as the private sector sees it.

What Silicon Valley Executives Keep Getting Wrong About Education

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 04.26.2012 | Technology
Dr. Keith Devlin

Successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who clearly understand the importance of understanding the market and testing how effective their products are seem to leave those important instincts at the door when they comment on K-12 education.

Sal Khan: Celebrity Math Tutor

Matt Weber | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Matt Weber

The Harvard EdCast took a few minutes this month to get to know Sal Khan and candidly explore his pedagogy.

10 Most Creative People In Business

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

On Tuesday, Fast Company celebrated the most creative people in business by again identifying the world's most innovative minds in "The 100 Most Creat...

Alex Wagner

Can Sal Khan Change America's Classroom?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education

The battle over America's classrooms -- featuring broom-wielding reformers pitted against long-powerful teacher's unions -- has created a firestorm of debate around the question of how best to educate students and prepare them for the 21st Century. Sitting on the sidelines of this battle -- however quietly, for now -- is a man named Sal Khan. A one-time hedge fund analyst, Khan has become an unlikely hero in education circles for his innovative methodology, one that turns the classroom dynamic upside down.

The Khan Academy Brings Disrupting Class to Life

Michael Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Horn

The Khan Academy -- a nonprofit that has over 1,800 videos for free on the Web -- has attracted such an impressive following that they have more viewers than even MIT's open courses on YouTube.

'Bill Gates' Favorite Teacher' Is A 33-Year-Old Harvard MBA

CNN Money | David A. Kaplan, Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sal Khan, you can count Bill Gates as your newest fan. Gates is a voracious consumer of online education. This past spring a colleague at his small th...