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How did the Wikipedia Education Program get started?

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How did the Wikipedia Education Program get started?

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answered 2015-10-01 18:51:18 -0500

The Wikipedia Education Program is an expansion of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Public Policy Initiative. In 2010, the Wikimedia Foundation received a grant to pilot a small university program, specifically focused on improving United States public policy content on the English Wikipedia.

The Public Policy Initiative received a lot of interest from instructors around the world. The results from the pilot project showed that university outreach could bring thousands of newcomers to contribute quality content to Wikipedia. Now, the program that grew out of the Public Policy Initiative is run in the USA and Canada by the Wiki Education Foundation. Wikimedia chapters and dedicated volunteers have programs in other countries, supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. See more at

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