September 1, 2013:Today, '60 Minutes' featured Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy:
In early August, Sal Khan, "the man who wants to educate the world," became, in the words of EdSurge, "Common Core aligned."
Khan Academy announced 2,500 new math practice problems specifically aligned to the Common Core, with the help of a team of teachers and content specialists who've vetted and reviewed each item. Teachers can find them in this new Common Core map that outlines each Common Core math standard and links them to practice problems. No longer limited to multiple choice, the new problems will ask students to write equations, create graphs, and fill in tables.
To accompany these exercises, Sal Khan has completed over 100 new videos--with a new twist: he's getting "Common Core aligned" as well.
February 12,2012: Khan Academy, a six-year-old nonprofit organization on a mission to provide a "free, world-class education" to students around the world via a growing library of on-line video tutorials (2,800 to date, with today's count of 120,112,333 lessons delivered, has been joined by the inventor of Google's search engine, Craig Silverstein.