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Khan Academy introduces something big for little learners

Today we’re announcing something entirely new: an education program for children ages two to five designed to inspire lifelong learning.

Khan Academy Kids is available now in the App Store and in beta for Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Like all our educational offerings, Khan Academy Kids is 100% free. It’s part of our mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. (We’re a proud 501©(3) nonprofit organization that offers all our resources free to students and teachers.)

With thousands of original activities, books, videos, and lessons, Khan Academy Kids combines subjects like math and reading with creative activities like drawing and storytelling.  

We worked with childhood experts from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and children’s book authors to create the app. Our curriculum and library of books teach academic skills as well as social-emotional development and healthy habits.

Animated animals from around the worlds—aren’t they cute?—guide children through educational materials at just the right level for them.  As kids learn, they collect bugs, hats, and toys for their favorite characters.

While many early learning apps focus on a narrow skill area, Khan Academy Kids is a complete learning experience across multiple subjects that is aligned to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework for preschool-aged children and Common Core State Standards for kindergarten-aged children. The program is designed to adapt over the years as a child grows.

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Khan Academy Kids was created by our award-winning early learning team,  whose educational materials have won 21 Parents’ Choice Awards, received 18 Editor’s Choice Awards from Children’s Technology Review, and been voted the best children’s app at the International Consumer Electronics Show.

Parent participation is a key component of the Khan Academy Kids experience. Parents can engage in learning activities with their child, and we encourage moms and dads to read our interactive books out loud. Parents can also view their child’s progress on activities in the Library and set up accounts for multiple children, all for free.

Extra special thanks to the Khan Academy Kids partners who provide free learning materials: Super Simple Songs® from Skyship Entertainment™, Bellwether Media, and National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine. We’re grateful for their contributions!

Khan Academy Kids is made possible through generous support from Omidyar Network and Windsong Trust as well as kind donations from people like you. Thank you for your support, and onward!

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Check out our 2017 annual report

The 2017 Khan Academy annual report is here! As a nonprofit organization, we’re grateful for our donors and honored to share the work they make possible. We’re also excited to celebrate the success of students and teachers who used Khan Academy in 2017.

Here are a few highlights:

• School districts across the country and around the world partnered with Khan Academy in 2017 to bring our free resources into classrooms, especially those with traditionally underserved and underrepresented demographics. We’re proud to work with teachers to provide in-class practice, homework, review, and test prep.

• We announced that practicing for the SAT on Khan Academy is associated with significant score gains. Research shows studying for the SAT for 20 hours on Khan Academy is associated with an average score increase of 115 points, nearly double the average score gain of students who don’t use Khan Academy.

• More than one million students and 23,000 teachers took part in LearnStorm, our first-ever national education challenge. Students logged 90 million minutes of learning! We continue to have an impact where it’s needed most: 55% of students who participated in LearnStorm in 2017 attended schools where a majority of students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.

2017 was a big year for Khan Academy. As we look ahead toward the second half of 2018 and beyond, we’re energized to continue our work to support students and teachers around the world. Learn more about our work in individual school districts like in Long Beach, California  and across countries like  India and Brazil.

Our mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere is made possible by generous support from donors like you. Please consider making a donation today. Thanks for your support. Onward!

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Khan Academy launches free Official LSAT Prep

Many LSAT-prep courses can be expensive, leaving a lot of law school hopefuls feeling out of luck. Not anymore.

Thanks to Khan Academy’s new Official LSAT Prep, anyone interested in going to law school can now prepare for the LSAT—the law school admission test—with a personalized study plan entirely for free.

Khan Academy collaborated with the Law School Admission Council, the maker of the LSAT, to design the first free and official test prep program for the LSAT.

The aim of Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep is to help aspiring law students build the skills and confidence they need to succeed on test day—all on their own schedule.

Official LSAT Prep diagnoses each student’s strengths and weaknesses and creates a tailored practice plan. Each student sets a score goal. Then, the program guides students through lessons and practice questions at just the right level to help them work toward that score. Videos, articles, and explanations cover every concept on the LSAT. Through it all, we provide regular updates, so students can track their progress.

Today’s announcement marks the launch of Khan Academy’s second official test prep for critical standardized exams. In 2015, Khan Academy launched Official SAT Practice with the College Board. Nearly six million people have used Official SAT Practice, and research shows that practice on Khan Academy advances all students regardless of high school GPA, gender, race, ethnicity, or parental education level.

We’re honored to provide free and personalized test prep for all and excited to help aspiring law students pursue their dreams.

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Did you know Khan Academy is a nonprofit?

When Sal Khan started Khan Academy, he had a vision for an educational organization that would provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

We’re a proud 501©(3) nonprofit organization that offers our educational resources free to students and teachers everywhere. We’re grateful for the donations we receive from our supporters, sponsors, and partners. Thank you!

Sal founded Khan Academy as a nonprofit in order to give employees and partners the focus and staying power to have a long-term impact on education across the globe. Hear him explain why in this short video. With contributions from our donors, we can continue to create free lessons, practice exercises, and videos to help learners all over the world.

If you haven’t donated before or would like to make a new donation, please visit our donation center.

Khan Academy is a US tax-exempt 501©(3) non-profit organization (tax ID number: 26‑1544963). Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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Khan Academy is the Official Practice Partner for AP

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Update February 2018: For the latest on Khan Academy’s plans for our free AP resources, please contact press@khanacademy.org.

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AP teachers and AP students, you have a new, free resource: Khan Academy is now the official practice partner for AP.

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with the AP Program to offer free instructional videos, articles, and practice exercises designed to build the knowledge and skills needed for AP-level courses.

Lessons for the following AP courses are now available for daily classroom activities, homework, and independent learning:

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

AP US History

AP World History

AP Art History

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Chemistry

AP Biology

AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics

The Khan Academy team creating AP materials includes current and former AP teachers. External reviews by members of the AP community ensure all AP materials on Khan Academy align with the AP Program’s rigorous academic standards.

Our team is also working to add practice exercises to every AP course and will be making them available as soon as they’re ready.  (Our AP Calculus courses already have exercises.)

AP teachers, your insights and observations from using Khan Academy are the most valuable feedback we receive. Our goal is to make our lessons helpful for both teachers and students, and we can’t do it without you. Please send us your thoughts, no matter how big or small.

Here’s a video of an AP teacher who uses Khan Academy in the classroom. Bill Scott is the chair of the math department at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.

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