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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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Learning online helps gifted children preserve friendships as they advance. Parents these days are inundated with all kinds of advice: THIS food brand but not THAT one. THIS school but not THAT teacher. It can be overwhelming, and doubly so for parents of gifted children, whose unique needs can represent uncharted territory. That’s where Ame Nuccio found herself with her son, Joseph. Outwardly, Joseph is...

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Dr. John is a Professor volunteering in Bhutan, who wrote in to share how he is incorporating the University of Adelaide edX course Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment into his work. To share your own edX story, email stories@edx.org. I am a retired clinician, academic and researcher interested in youth health, substance use, mental health and sexuality. I have been coming to Bhutan...

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EdX Learner Georgiana Blantin, age 25 from Baja California, Mexico, was a student from the last iteration of HTML5 Coding Essentials and Best Practices in June 2015, and wrote in to the course staff to share her experience.  I grew up homeschooled in a very small town – a very isolated life – and it means so much to me to have found such a...

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