Bracing for a LearnStorm 

CPS partners with Khan Academy to boost growth in Math

January 15, 2016

This month, CPS is teaming up with Khan Academy and Hyatt to get students involved in the LearnStorm Challenge – a chance for Chicago’s youth to improve their Math skills online while competing for recognition and real life rewards.

A free online program, LearnStorm helps students build Common Core Math skills by rewarding not just the correct answer, but the effort it takes to keep trying even when the work is tough. Students in grades 3-12 will achieve “hustle” points for persistence and “mastery” points when they successfully conquer a skill. These points will earn students badges, certificates and other prizes, as well as a chance to attend the LearnStorm Finals hosted here in Chicago this April.

CPS is proud to partner with Khan Academy – a nonprofit that seeks to provide a world-class education to anyone, anywhere through free online resources – as part of its Personalized Learning, Advancing Youth, or PLAY, initiative, which tailors instruction to the unique needs, abilities and interests of every child.

The LearnStorm Challenge is available to students at all academic levels and will recognize participants for their personal growth in Math. From January 29 – April 1, students may build up points for themselves and for their individual schools. All they need to participate is an account on and an Internet connection, which can be accessed at home, school, one of Chicago’s public libraries, or one of a network of community-based organizations. To find out more about the LearnStorm Challenge or to get started, visit

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