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The New Look of Boston’s Higher Education Institutions

In a time of major upheaval, what does the future hold for higher learning in Boston? Five hometown college and university leaders peer into their crystal ball—and what they see might surprise you.


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Should Your Kid Be Taking Russian Math?

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Your Preschool Questions, Answered

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Whatever Happened to Universal Pre-K?


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20 Ways to Get Your Kid into College…Legally

Here’s everything honest (but anxious) parents need to know, but no one is telling you—until now.

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The Best Public High Schools in Greater Boston

Sort by what matters most to you—SAT scores, class size, AP participation, and more.

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20 Tips to Get Your Kid into College…Legally

From choosing the right test, to crafting the perfect essay—here’s how to hack the college admissions process without committing fraud.

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Does Any of This Even Matter?

Why everything has changed yet nothing has changed in the wake of the biggest admissions con in history.

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Closing the Athletic Side Door

Are local colleges finally ready to get serious about oversight of their sports programs?

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Who’s Watching the College Counselors?

The vast majority of independent college consultants won’t land you in federal court. But in a largely unregulated field, how do you know what’s ethical, what’s not, and when to run away?


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Will It Be Harder to Get Extra Time on the SAT?

The admissions debacle brought to light another way wealthy families game the system—by unfairly getting special accommodations for college entrance exams. But that’s only part of the problem.

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The Key Players

Get to know the biggest names being charged in Boston federal court as part of the biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history.

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The Interview: Ronald Sullivan Jr.

The famous Harvard law professor talks about free speech, representing Harvey Weinstein, and his controversial ouster as a faculty dean for undergrads on campus.

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Man Who Made Racist Threats about Harvard’s Black Commencement Sentenced to Prison

Nicholas Zuckerman threatened violence against black students on Harvard’s Instagram page in 2017.

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Harvard Suspends Star Economics Professor after Sexual Harassment Complaints

An investigation concluded he engaged in unwelcome sexual conduct toward people.

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There Will Be a 2020 Freshman Class at Hampshire College

A windfall of donations is keeping the quirky college afloat.

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NAACP, Lawyers for Civil Rights Call for Overhaul of BPS Exam School Admissions

Critics have long argued that the system disproportionately excludes black and Latinx students from the city’s most prestigious public schools.

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Uh Oh: The Harvard Fencing Scandal Has Prompted a Federal Investigation

A dad’s suspicious home purchase has caught the attention of the feds.

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Parkland Survivor Kyle Kashuv’s Admission to Harvard Revoked

Screenshots of Kashuv using racial slurs circulated on social media in May.

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