A few words from the chair of Khan Academy’s board of directors, Ann Doerr


Thank you for spending time learning more about Khan Academy.

At Khan Academy, we believe expanding access to high-quality education is an imperative for millions of people in the United States and around the world. Our mission is to give opportunity to all by allowing everyone access to a free, world-class education regardless of race, religion, gender, class, or nationality.

I am so very proud of what Khan Academy has accomplished this past year. Our students studied subjects from calculus to grammar. Our real-time feedback allowed every student to understand what they had and hadn’t yet mastered. We continued to offer a place for students to try, fail, and try again. Our students remediated with videos and step-by-step hints to solve the problems they were trying to master. We continued to eliminate both the frustration and embarrassment students had experienced in the past when they simply didn’t understand something. We taught students that improvement requires hard work and, occasionally, failure. We’ve seen the impact our message is having on millions of people.

What I continue to see from year to year is the difference Khan Academy is making in our students’ lives. We have heard from people using Khan Academy who master subjects they never thought possible. Students in regions with limited access to schools learn on their own. Our US students are preparing for the SAT for free, which results in learning gains across socioeconomic levels. And we are hearing from adult students who are filling in holes in an incomplete education to re-skill for a new job.

We at Khan Academy will build on what we’ve achieved to reach and support even more learners. To accomplish this, Khan Academy is investing more resources in classroom-facing features to enable teachers to use Khan Academy more effectively while at the same time investing in pre-literacy through our early childhood offerings from Duck Duck Moose. Khan Academy is continuing to develop, in all core subjects, rigorous content that aligns to standards both in the US and around the world.

Together with its learners, donors, and partners, Khan Academy has accomplished a tremendous amount, but there is so much more to do to ensure everyone has access to a high-quality education. It’s my hope you will join us as a supporter.

Thank you,

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Ann Doerr