Idaho Initiative to Integrate Khan Academy Video Content
More than 10,000 students in nearly four dozen schools across Idaho will log into newly created Khan Academy accounts during the 2013-14 school year as part of an initiative that aims to infuse technology into instruction and supplement teachers' curricula.
In the first such statewide effort in the country to integrate content from the online Khan Academy into school curricula, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, a private philanthropy in Boise, Idaho, will hand out nearly $1.5 million in grants to 47 schools for technology, professional development, and research to determine the impact of Khan Academy resources on teaching and learning.
"We really believe Idaho can be a leader in championing rural education solutions," said Jamie MacMillan, the executive director of the foundation, which announced the grants on Feb. 28. "This is a tremendous opportunity to start to address some of the equity gaps that can be a reality in a...
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