App Makers Aim to Prove World’s Poorest Children Can Educate Themselves 1 234 567

App Makers Aim to Prove World’s Poorest Children Can Educate Themselves

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Can children who have never been to school teach themselves basic reading, writing and math skills using only a tablet computer?

Elon Musk and XPRIZE are betting $15 million on the idea.

“It’s a little bit out there, it’s a little bit of a crazy idea,” said Matt Keller, senior director of the Global Learning XPRIZE, a competition funded by the XPrize Foundation, a non-profit that spurs inventors to tackle global problems such as climate change and universal healthcare.

The inaugural...

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