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Esther Jose, age 16, a high school senior from Chennai, India, contacted us to share her story about how edX courses helped her achieve the highest score (5/5) on the AP physics exam. The school I attend follows the Tamil Nadu State Board of Education, this is a system that primarily emphasizes rote memorization. To illustrate, we have books issued by the Government for each...

Read More about Esther Jose: Acing the AP Physics Test with edX

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Calling 7th Graders: successfully complete an edX course and get a leg up in the Young Scholars Program.  We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and give qualified 7th grade students an opportunity to gain special recognition for prestigious Cooke Scholarships with the 2016 Cooke edX Challenge. This year’s challenge offers outstanding 7th grade students, from families with financial need, the opportunityto earn special consideration for a Jack...

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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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