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Salman Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, is aggressively expanding the nonprofit’s reach, but said, 'I’m always concerned as we grow that we don’t lose our charm.'
—Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

Khan Academy, Open Ed. Providers Evolve With Common Core

Khan Academy's unveiling of interactive and adaptive math resources tied to the common core represents an important step for the field of "open education resources," observers say. (March 28, 2014)

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In order to prepare students to be productive, forward-thinking individuals, districts must offer a range of accessible, high-quality, innovative schooling options, writes Heather Zavadsky.
April 18, 2014 - Education Week
Following the thrill of launching new businesses, two ed-tech startups are facing the challenges of making smart decisions to attract more customers and grow revenues.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
The virtual education provider says the move is intended to regroup similar resources under a single banner, and not to distance some of its services from a spate of critical news.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
We must shift away from schools in which teachers are factory workers assembling uniform "products," argues author Lori Nazareno.
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
Khan Academy's unveiling of interactive and adaptive math resources tied to the common core represents an important step for the field of "open education resources," observers say.
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
All three of the newly approved schools will feature project-based learning, push students to learn outside the walls of traditional classrooms, and incorporate online education.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
A controversial gamble by Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite to expand innovative school models is revealing the difficulties of changing and improving how students are taught.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
About 6,000 educators, entrepreneurs, and other innovation-minded people gathered in Austin, Texas, to talk about how technological advances are fueling improvements in education.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
As schools put the technology in place for online assessments, they are looking carefully at how to use new technologies to prevent cheating.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
The "curriculum playlist" concept centers around the idea that content should be unbundled so that users can reassemble it according to their preferences.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week

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