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

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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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Behind College Costs: In-Depth Admissions and Aid Study

November 27, 2023

Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court decision was issued that outlawed affirmative action, calls went out for elite institutions to end legacy admissions in order to admit more low income…

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Making General Education Meaningful : Definitive Analysis

November 21, 2023

My recent posts about Dual Credit programs for high school students indicate that some of the most popular courses selected are math, English, social sciences, and history. Each of these…

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Computing Revolution: The AI Transformation

November 16, 2023

I’ve admired Bill Gates’ ability to analyze technology advances from a practical and scientific perspective. In his most recent blog post, Bill writes that AI is about to change how…

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University of Arizona’s Fiscal Challenges: What’s Going Wrong?

November 14, 2023

Last week, I read a Calli McMurray article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that reported about the financial issues at the University of Arizona disclosed by its president, Robert…

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Course Sharing Benefits All Colleges & High Schools

November 10, 2023

My father was a mechanic. He could fix just about anything. As a young boy, whenever I asked him to fix my bike or later, my car, he would agree…

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National Student Clearinghouse Reports | Fall 2023 Enrollments

November 9, 2023

I have been a fan of the National Student Clearinghouse for years. The Clearinghouse publishes several research papers a year utilizing data from enrollment surveys its members submit. Data from…

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Generative AI in Higher Education: Tyton’s Fall 2023 Update

November 2, 2023

ChatGPT launched approximately one year ago this month. Since its availability to the public, the number of tools and apps that utilize the Generative AI technology have exploded. Dozens of…

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An Overview of Dual Enrollment Programs and Policies for 5…

October 31, 2023

My recent article about the growth of dual enrollment programs left me wondering why there is a wide variability by state with the percentage of high school students earning college…

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An Overview of Dual Enrollment Programs and Policies for Five…

October 31, 2023

My recent article about the growth of dual enrollment programs left me wondering why there is a wide variability by state with the percentage of high school students earning college…

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Shaping Success: The Ongoing Rise of Dual Enrollment

October 25, 2023

Dual Enrollment partnerships between high schools and colleges that allow high school students to earn college credit for courses they take are known as dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, dual credit, and…

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Public School Learning Outcomes – Three Systems With Different Results

October 11, 2023

I recently wrote about establishing and measuring learning outcomes in K-12 education. Less than three weeks later, NY Times reporter Sarah Mervosh’s article described how the best public schools may…

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AI Education Frameworks – Australia vs. U.S.

October 10, 2023

I recently read an article published in the Guardian about Australia’s education ministers formally backing a national framework that will guide the use of AI in public schools. Australia’s federal…

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EdTech

Higher Education

Independent Schools

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