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Khan Academy and LeBron James Team Up to Engage Students

May 1 2012 3:45PM

May 1st, 2012 Today Khan Academy and NBA All-Star LeBron James announce an exciting new partnership using technology and social media to educate children. Through the combination of video creation and online outreach, Khan Academy and LeBron James are working together to increase engagement in math and science.

Khan Academy is one of the most successful and innovative learning programs available online offering over 3,000 education videos, interactive practice problems, and a data rich dashboard for teachers and users.

“Here at Khan Academy, we believe that our technology can help fundamentally transform education, making it more accessible and individualized” said Salman Khan, Founder of Khan Academy. “This partnership with LeBron James, one of the most influential athletes of this generation, will help us engage our students in new ways and grow our reach.”

LeBron James has already demonstrated a strong commitment to the educational success of children. James says, “It has always been a priority for me to reach out to kids and help them succeed, and this is another way I can do that. Khan Academy is using technology and social media to interact with its students, which is exactly what I like to do with my fans, so this is something I am proud to be a part of.”

This partnership kicks off with jointly created videos by LeBron James and Salman Khan. By creating content linked to the popular sport of basketball and real-world situations, both Khan Academy and James hope to see an increase in math and science interest. In addition, through the use of social media, James hopes to empower students with more educational opportunities. James will also be involved in future Khan Academy projects.

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