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Fall is approaching in some parts of the world and that means many things; football season, changing foliage, warmer clothes and the start of a new school year. It could also be the first step to a college degree thanks to Arizona State University’s (ASU) and edX’s Global Freshman Academy (GFA). GFA is offering a variety of unique online courses this fall allowing you to jump...

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The number of students enrolling in universities and colleges this year is 1.7% lower than it was last year, and only 66% of high school graduates immediately enroll in college. There are many reasons why one may decide not to attend college; it can stem from not being eligible to get into a well recognized institution to not being able to afford the costs, despite...

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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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