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Harvard and MIT-led nonprofit to tackle longstanding inequities in education

In 2012, Harvard and MIT jointly founded edX as a platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs). The edtech company 2U has acquired edX and will convert it to a public benefit company. Harvard and MIT will use the proceeds from the sale of edX to create a new nonprofit which will partner with other educational institutions to close gaps in learning through the use of technology.


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