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Read Dr. Boston’s posts offering his insights into higher education, K-12 education, and technology.

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Higher Education Disruption – More Frequent With Deeper Changes

February 6, 2024

It’s almost impossible for a week to go by without reading about financial difficulties for institutions in the higher ed sector. From small private colleges with projected enrollment declines to…

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Pennsylvania’s Higher Ed – Transformation or Disruption?

February 1, 2024

Pennsylvania’s Higher Education system has been struggling for a few years. Triggered primarily by declining enrollments, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) proposed cost cuts and campus consolidations…

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Artificial Intelligence Update

January 26, 2024

The volume and frequency of news about Artificial Intelligence applications and tools has been unprecedented. Over the past year, I have attempted to provide coverage of singularly important releases like…

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SUNY System Forecasts a Future $1 Billion Loss

January 16, 2024

Forecasts of future operating losses for private and public colleges and universities have appeared fairly frequently in recent months. When a newspaper article written by Times Union reporter Kathleen Moore…

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Artificial Intelligence Update

January 8, 2024

I’ve been writing about Artificial Intelligence for over 10 years. The field of AI research dates to the 1950’s. Advances in the field over the years since have accelerated as…

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Private School Finances: Echoes of the College Tuition Crisis

January 3, 2024

Whenever I talk about increases in college tuition over the past four decades, I begin with the 18% tuition increase implemented by Harvard University in 1978 followed by a decade…

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On the Brink: Financial Challenges Facing Small Colleges

December 19, 2023

The trials and tribulations of small college economics are not something new. Pre-pandemic, Bob Zemsky, Susan Shaman, and Susan Baldridge published The College Stress Test outlining a methodology to determine…

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Predictions 2024 | Insights for Online & Professional Education

December 14, 2023

During my tenure as president at the American Public University System (APUS), APUS was a member of UPCEA (University Professional Continuing Education Association). UPCEA now markets itself as the Online…

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Two Days of News About AI (and more)

December 8, 2023

I was listening to a podcast interview last week and heard one of the speakers mention that if there was a feature length movie in the future about the history…

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EdTech

Trends and observations about the intersection of education and technology.

Artificial Intelligence Update

January 26, 2024
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Artificial Intelligence Update

January 8, 2024
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Two Days of News About AI (and more)

December 8, 2023
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Higher Education

The evolution of higher education, from traditional, four-year programs to non-traditional, online approaches.

Higher Education Disruption – More Frequent With Deeper Changes

February 6, 2024
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Pennsylvania’s Higher Ed – Transformation or Disruption?

February 1, 2024
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SUNY System Forecasts a Future $1 Billion Loss

January 16, 2024
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Independent Schools

The role of private and public, online universities and online programs in extending educational opportunities to underserved communities.

Private School Finances: Echoes of the College Tuition Crisis

January 3, 2024
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Who Can Afford Elite Private Colleges?

August 1, 2023
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Iowa’s $7,600 education savings accounts for private schools – What’s…

February 1, 2023
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K-12

Emerging theories, practices, and outcomes in American grade schools and high schools.

Making General Education Meaningful : Definitive Analysis

November 21, 2023
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Course Sharing Benefits All Colleges & High Schools

November 10, 2023
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National Student Clearinghouse Reports | Fall 2023 Enrollments

November 9, 2023
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Miscellaneous

Dr. Boston’s reflections on emerging trends and other hard-to-categorize topics.

Knowledge Workers and AI – Implications of a Study

September 18, 2023
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7 Tips for Success – A Note From A Friend

July 19, 2023
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The AI Revolution | Are Humans Being Replaced?

July 17, 2023
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Student Persistence

New insights into why students drop out of college—and how to improve their chances of completion.

How Many of 39 Million Americans With Some College But…

April 7, 2023
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National Student Clearinghouse First Look Fall 2022 Enrollment Report

October 24, 2022
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Credit Accumulation and Completion Rates Among First Year Students

August 8, 2022
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Workforce

How to prepare college graduates for future workforce opportunities as well as position employees for a lifetime of reskilling and upskilling.

Great Teachers Are Indescribable

September 25, 2023
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Jobs For The Future Launches New Center for AI

July 27, 2023
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How to Use Chat GPT-4 for Job Interview Prep

July 6, 2023
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EdTech

Higher Education

Independent Schools

K-12

Student Persistence

Workforce