July 31, 2020

This week, we devote the show to a conversation with Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy — the Mountain View-based nonprofit provider of online classes and study plans that millions of students across the world use — about the limitations and the potential of distance learning.

With weeks before California schools reopen with distance learning, Khan said he is worried: “I haven’t seen a lot of evidence that people have thought deeply about what instruction looks like, because traditional curricula aren’t going to work that well in this new world.”

But he’s also confident that distance learning, when done well and consistently, with interactive tools that engage and challenge students, can bridge the period of time until students return to school. He offers advice on what districts should focus on during the time they have before school resumes.

Khan Academy created a suite of programs for education during a pandemic.

Here are some of the resources: