The Detroit Economic Club presented a conversation with Sal Khan in an exclusive live virtual event streamed by Detroit Public TV on Thursday, October 15.
Khan Academy’s mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Join Founder and CEO Sal Khan in a wide-ranging conversation focused on virtual learning and the current pandemic. Sal shared his thoughts, strategies and tips useful for parents, students and educators.
About Sal Khan
Sal Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. He is also the founder of Khan Lab School, a nonprofit laboratory school in Mountain View, California.
Sal’s interest in education began while he was an undergraduate at MIT. While there, he developed math software for children with ADHD and tutored fourth- and seventh-grade public school students in Boston, Massachusetts. Sal also taught test prep courses for the MCAT and was named Teacher of the Year by a national test prep company. He holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Sal founded Khan Academy as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Khan Academy offers free lessons in math, history, grammar, physics, biology, and many more subjects. The nonprofit organization’s mastery learning system allows students to learn at their own pace. Teachers can use Khan Academy to track student progress, identify gaps in learning, make assignments, and provide tailored instruction.
Today more than 109 million registered users access Khan Academy in 46 languages in more than 190 countries. As a nonprofit, Khan Academy relies on donations from foundations, corporations and individuals around the world, as well as earned revenue.
Sal has been profiled by 60 Minutes, featured on the cover of Forbes, and recognized as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In his book, The One World Schoolhouse, Sal outlines his vision for the future of education. The ideas in One World are the basis for Khan Lab School.
Sal lives in Mountain View, California, with his wife and three children.
Learn more at the Detroit Economic Club‘s website.