The Khan Lab School, founded by Salman Khan, is an experimental school in Silicon Valley, California, that disrupts the conventional educational model. His Khan Academy, which offers free online education to anyone, anywhere, is reaching out to tens of millions of learners through its online lectures. VOA reporter Saqib Ul Islam visited Khan to find out more.
Automation and some trade deals have cost the United States millions of manufacturing jobs, leaving many people unemployed. Meanwhile, U.S. companies can't find people with technical skills for jobs that pay well. As VOA's Jim Randle reports, one U.S. firm is using apprenticeships to build a high-tech workforce.
This week, Google announced it will be run entirely on renewable energy by 2017. And the amount of solar power being harnessed is rising exponentially. Just a few months ago, India opened one of the largest solar farms in the world to take advantage of this increasingly cheap, plentiful power. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Silicon Valley, known for its innovative tech companies and startups, is also the birthplace of a private primary and middle school that is disrupting the traditional concept of education. Khan Lab School looks to the past for a new way of teaching children to prepare them for the future. Elizabeth Lee reports from Mountain View, California.