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Khan Academy Launches 6-Week Challenge

Khan Academy has launched LearnStorm, a free six-week challenge designed to help students in grades 3-12 combat summer learning loss.

The challenge asks teachers to assign exercises, videos or articles through the Khan Academy assignments tool. As students complete the assigned work they earn badges and help their class progress through six different levels and unlocks prizes. Completion of all six levels grants a class eligibility for a limited availability prize box.

Schools with at least three classrooms that have progressed through all six levels will be eligible for the school grand prize, which includes national recognition, a school rally and $5,000 in school supplies.

Participating teachers will have access to six different growth mindset activities and lesson plans and a class progress tracker.

The challenge begins September 12 and closes October 20. More than 10,000 teachers and 450,000 students are currently registered.

"Teachers tell us valuable classroom time is spent every fall re-teaching learning lost over the summer," said Khan Academy founder and CEO Sal Khan. "LearnStorm helps students get a jump on the new school year and build a positive mindset that we think pays off in school and beyond."

For more information, or to register, visit

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