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.