Inspiring confidence at Clallam Bay Corrections Center using KA Lite

Khan [Academy] Lite has rejuvenated my desire to earn my G.E.D.

I’m thirty eight years old and I dropped out of the fifth grade. The only other education I’ve received was when I came to prison. This is my third and last time returning to prison.

In prison, if a person doesn’t have his G.E.D., he is required to attend G.E.D. classes. Upon entering the classroom in prison, it was and usually is very difficult for me. I felt like since I was so far behind why bother. However, my instructor encouraged me to take some tests and we discovered with a little hard work and dedication I can achieve my G.E.D…

- Edward J. Hills

…Read Edward’s full blog post about KA Lite’s impact on his learning.

Mr. Hills is a student of Corrections Education Director Brian Walsh from Peninsula College, a rural community college in Port Angeles, Washington. Mr. Walsh brings technology-enabled basic education and skills training to inmates at Clallam Bay Corrections Center, a 900-bed maximum security prison. There, he has installed KA Lite, an offline version of Khan Academy, on 60 computers available to 250 students a day. They use KA Lite as a part of their training in GED test preparation, accounting, carpentry, business, and game development.


Idaho Prisoners Use Khan Academy Offline to Study for GEDs

Fast Company shares how KA Lite, an offline version of Khan Acacdemy, is impacting learners at the Idaho Dept of Correction.

Our favorite quote in the article:

"Among the first 20 prisoners using Khan Academy exercises offline, all 20 passed the math portion of their GED course—the first time that had ever happened."

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