Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan Discusses Distance Learning’s Challenges and Potential Amid Pandemic

HOUSTON, October 2, 2020 — Asia Society Texas Center was pleased to present the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, Sal Khan, along with moderator Laura Arnold, co-chair of Arnold Ventures, in a webcast addressing educational equity as part of the COVID-19: New Realities series. The two discussed how the inequities of online learning can be addressed, as well as the future of online education.

Starting Khan Academy

Arnold began by asking Khan to share how he started Khan Academy and how it became what it is today. Khan said the idea came to him during his days of managing a hedge fund, when his younger cousin Nadia asked him for help with school. When he

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