Common Core Aligned: Khan Academy

CommonCoreAligned“…to create just these kinds of tests—next-generation assessments aligned to the common core. When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well—and that will unleash powerful market forces in the service of better teaching.” – Bill Gates, 2009 Speech To Natl. Conference of State Legislatures

The goal is to align everything so that students and the money have no where to go but Common Core.

Last time we looked at Edulastic. Today we look at Khan Academy.
We’ve used Khan Academy in our house prior to Common Core. My kids loved it and the instructions were clear and entertaining. These days, not so much. They’ve gone Common Core Aligned.

Follow the money:

GRANTEE YEAR ISSUE PROGRAM AMOUNT
Khan Academy Inc. 2012 Not Available Special Projects $5,000,000
Envision Education Inc 2011 College-Ready US Program $50,000
Khan Academy Inc. 2011 College-Ready US Program $4,079,361
Khan Academy Inc. 2010 College-Ready US Program $1,464,667

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A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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