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

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How Are K-12 Learning Outcomes Established and Measured?

September 21, 2023

A simple question from a friend and colleague about how independent school K-12 learning outcomes are established and measured led me down a road less traveled. I am very familiar…

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Knowledge Workers and AI – Implications of a Study

September 18, 2023

A blog post from Wharton Interactive’s Faculty Director Ethan Mollick provided me with the heads up about an AI study with potential implications to the Future of Work. Mollick wrote…

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Free Educational Resources

September 1, 2023

For years, college students have complained about the cost of textbooks and course materials. At American Public University System, the institution where I served as president until August 2020, our…

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Admissions and Financial Aid Practices at Community Colleges

August 28, 2023

I realized after writing about the financial aid practices at Ivy Plus universities, elite non-Ivy Plus colleges and universities, HBCUs, and large state universities, that there was a distinctive group…

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Language Majors – The Devil’s in the Details

August 23, 2023

Enrollments in U.S. colleges and universities flourished from 1940 through 2010. For the past decade and a half, many colleges have struggled with adjusting their fixed cost, campus-based business model…

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“What, me worry?” – WVU Proposes Program Cuts

August 22, 2023

Last week, the New York Times published a guest essay from associate professor of German Leif Weatherby at NYU. The title of the essay, What Just Happened at West Virginia…

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A College Navigator Primer – Florida Example

August 15, 2023

As rising seniors prepare to return to high school for their senior year, I thought I’d prepare an article discussing a way to find out a lot of information about…

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Admissions and Financial Aid Practices at Major Public Universities

August 14, 2023

Recently, I wrote several articles about admissions, financial aid awards, and net price for higher education institutions. The purpose for the first article in the sequence was to point out…

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Admissions and Financial Aid Practices at HBCUs

August 9, 2023

As I continue to reflect on the differences between private and public colleges and universities, I thought it would be interesting to look at the admissions and financial aid practices…

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College Navigator – How to Use It to Review a Texas…

August 7, 2023

As rising seniors prepare to return to high school for their senior year, I thought I would write about a way to find information about prospective colleges beyond their websites…

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Who Can Afford Elite Private Colleges?

August 1, 2023

During the beginning of a recent board of directors Zoom call, one of my fellow board members said hello and that she enjoyed reading my recent blog article. I asked…

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Jobs For The Future Launches New Center for AI

July 27, 2023

For a while now, I’ve been an admirer of the projects that Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national non-profit based in Boston, initiates in order to drive transformations of…

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Who Can Afford to Pay Ivy Plus Undergraduate Tuitions?

July 26, 2023

The emails and text messages started arriving Monday afternoon. Friends and associates sent me articles that mentioned the economic study indicating that the Ivy League colleges and their elite kin…

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Ranking Colleges Based on Different Career Pathways

July 25, 2023

I have been a fan of Michael Horn since he co-authored Disrupting Class with Clayton Christensen. I have copies of several of his books and subscribe to his podcast. On…

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7 Tips for Success – A Note From A Friend

July 19, 2023

  Usually when I write a blog article, most of the comments I receive are from LinkedIn connections who read my message and link to the article. My recent post…

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Higher Education

Independent Schools


Student Persistence