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How edX is Building Opportunities for Young Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 9, 2016 10:08:40 AM

With our Young Scholars Program application underway, our outreach team frequently receives questions from high-achieving students and their families for tips on a stand-out application. We've partnered again with edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, to offer seventh-grade applicants an option to earn special consideration by completing a college-level course through the Cooke edX Challenge.

We recently sat down with edX CEO and MIT Professor Anant Agarwal to learn more about the organization's initiatives to make Advanced Placement (AP) prep and other courses more accessible to high school students. Anant also described how edX has designed modules that make coding more friendly to both young learners and their teachers.

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Topics: Young Scholars Program, Cooke edX Challenge, edtech

Two Young Scholars Share Tips for the Cooke edX Challenge

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 21, 2016 1:00:57 PM

While we prepare for the launch of our 2016 Young Scholars Program application, ambitious seventh-grade students can already give themselves an edge by taking an edX online course. Most of the five selected courses for our second Cooke edX Challenge have already begun and all of them are free to join. Find the list of courses and information about special consideration in the application process here.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholar accomplishment, Young Scholars Program, Cooke edX Challenge

Announcing the Second Cooke edX Challenge

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 6, 2016 11:12:16 AM

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Topics: application, Young Scholars Program, Cooke edX Challenge

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