Khan Academy Releases New iPad App, With $2.25M From AT&T

TRIBUTE TO THE KHAN: AT&T announced a $2.25 million grant to Khan Academy, the majority of which went to support a new iPad app that the nonprofit released today. The app boasts over 150,000 interactive exercises, handwriting recognition and an engine that recommends content based on a learner's skill level.

Khan Academy's raked in big bucks from foundations across the globe. A back-of-the-napkin calculation, based on its list of supporters in 2014, suggests it received at least $23.5 million. It's a big boost from previous year's financials, which ProPublica has been keeping tabs on.

AT&T's contribution comes from its $350 million Aspire Initiative, of which $100 million is committed to provide free broadband access in Title I schools in support of President Obama's ConnectED plan. AT&T has previously awarded multi-million grants to organizations like GameDesk and provided STEM mentorship to at-risk students.

Stay up to date on edtech. Sign up to have top stories delivered weekly.

Who we are

EdSurge helps schools find, select and use the right technology to support all learners.
© 2011-2016 EdSurge Inc. All rights reserved. Every student succeeds.