Online academy classes to be tested in Idaho schools

A worldwide online education academy may soon be offering classes in a few select Idaho public schools.

Education officials with Northwest Nazarene University and the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation say they are arranging to have Khan Academy classes tested in some schools next fall.

The academy was founded in 2008 by former hedge fund analyst Salman Khan with the goal of providing free content to anyone, anywhere, anytime. The nonprofit provides courses in math, finance, history and art.

The Albertson Foundation has agreed to provide funding for the program. Meanwhile, NNU will track student improvement in math as Khan Academy classes get used by students.

NNU officials say they will test the classes in at least 25 primary and secondary schools statewide.  (AP)

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