By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh-based company Duolingo is once again in the national spotlight.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ended Extended Jobless Benefits, Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5% Hundreds March Through Pittsburgh In Solidarity With Palestine
Time Magazine credited Duolingo for “schooling users” with its language learning programs and that it was innovative for children’s literacy and international students looking to improve their English and study in the United States.
Duolingo’s CEO, Luis von Ahn, is a CMU alumnus and current faculty member. He is also a co-founder of the language learning platform, which launched in 2011.MORE NEWS: 'A Solemn Day For A Solemn Ride': Local Police Honor Fallen Officers With Memorial Ride
“This is a testament to our incredible team and the impact we’ve had in bringing high-quality, accessible education to over 500 million people worldwide. We believe that education has the power to reduce economic inequality and will continue to do our part to help build a more equitable world,” von Ahn said in a release from CMU.