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Akshay Kulkarni, age 22, a software engineer at Microsoft India, contacted us to share his inspiring story about how edX courses not only helped him rediscover his passion for programming, but also led him to a job at Microsoft.  My performance in high school and in the entrance exams to premier institutions was poor. As a result, I couldn’t get into any top tier colleges....

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EdX recently announced the 2016 Cooke edX Challenge where scholarship-eligible seventh grade students are given the opportunity to successfully complete a selected edX course to get a leg up in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. Last year, we proudly announced that out of the 2,000 applications submitted, with only 70 scholarships awarded, 10 edX learners were given the honor of becoming a...

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Last year, edX and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program collaborated on a scholarship challenge for advanced middle school students. Scholarship- eligible seventh grade students who successfully completed a selected edX course secured a semi-finalist position in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. In November, we proudly announced that 10 of the 70 Cooke Young Scholars were edX learners. Read on to learn...

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After taking an online programming course through MITx, Canadian farmer Matt Reimer develops a driverless tractor app to accelerate harvesting. This story originally ran on MIT News on December 1, 2015 from the Office of Digital Learning. Like most business owners, farmers are always seeking an edge to improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability. For grain producer Matt Reimer, the search for that edge drove him...

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"EdX courses gave me the knowledge I needed to advance my career, as well as the confidence boost I needed to get back into formal education."
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Just two edX courses can jump-start a career. James Peacock, age 34, recently contacted us via our Student Support channel to thank edX for providing the courses that would not only round out his industry knowledge, but also prompt him to go back to school for his MBA. I’m from the United Kingdom, where I’m currently working whilst studying for an MBA part-time. I work...

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Congratulations to the edX learners who were selected as Cooke Young Scholar. These stellar young scholars and edX learners completed an edX course, applied to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program and earned a scholarship. Join us in celebrating these inspiring young men and women  whose passion and commitment to learning has opened up amazing opportunities: Andres P. (Delray Beach, FL) Ellie C....

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Learner quote: edX has done a good job on the accommodations that are needed... It's just easy, straightforward, so no problems at all. Very accessible – it's impressive, in fact.
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A student with cerebral palsy finds success with online education College can be a challenging time for anyone. Students have to get through the admissions process, handle new levels of academic rigor, and select their majors. Tucker McKiven faces all of these challenges and more. “He can only use one hand effectively and it affects walking and so forth. It’s everything, it’s Cerebral Palsy,” explained...

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