Ulrich Boser Click to download hi-resolution image

Expertise: K-12 education

Ulrich Boser is a Senior Fellow at American Progress; he examines education, crime, and other social issues. He is currently working on a book about learning, which is titled Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything.

Boser has served as a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report, was a founding editor of the online criminal justice magazine “The Open Case,” and has had his research featured everywhere from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to the front page of USA Today. Boser’s work on school spending made headlines around the country and helped inspire initiatives to improve the effectiveness of education dollars.

Boser is also the author of The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters, which Forbes called “recommended reading” and Talking Points Memo described as “both comprehensive and engaging.” Boser also wrote The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft which became a national best-seller. USA Today called The Gardner Heist “a public service,” while The Wall Street Journal described the book as “captivating.”

Boser’s articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has also been an Arthur F. Burns fellow, served as an adviser to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and been featured on CNN, National Public Radio, and “NBC Nightly News.”

Boser’s career has included stints as a reporter, editor, and English language instructor. He graduated from Dartmouth College with honors.

 

By Ulrich Boser
titlewebsitedate
Workin’ 9 to 5Center for American ProgressOctober 11, 2016
Implementing the Every Student Succeeds ActCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2016
A Look at the Education CrisisCenter for American ProgressJanuary 26, 2016
Lessons From State Performance on NAEPCenter for American ProgressJanuary 14, 2016
The Sorry State of Education FundingU.S. News & World ReportDecember 16, 2015
The Hidden Value of Curriculum ReformCenter for American ProgressOctober 14, 2015
The Best Way to Boost GDP: Education?U.S. News & World ReportAugust 12, 2015
5 Key Principles to Guide Consideration of any ESEA Title I Formula ChangeCenter for American ProgressJuly 7, 2015
Separate and Economically UnequalU.S. News & World ReportJune 18, 2015
Education Funding Fails the TestU.S. News & World ReportMay 14, 2015
The Power of the Pygmalion EffectCenter for American ProgressOctober 6, 2014
Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle With Paltry IncomesCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2014
Educational Equity and Effectiveness: The Need for Fiscal Fairness and Fiscal ProductivityCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2014
Interactive: What’s the Productivity of Your District?Center for American ProgressJuly 9, 2014
Return on Educational Investment: 2014Center for American ProgressJuly 9, 2014
The Promise of Education Information SystemsCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2014
The New Education CFOCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2014
What Advanced Placement Means for the Future of American Education and Common CoreReal Clear EducationMay 19, 2014
Teacher Diversity RevisitedCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2014
America’s Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of ColorCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2014
Why Too Many Schools Live in an Analog World—and What We Can Do About ItCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2014
In the Quest to Improve Schools, Have Teachers Been Stripped of Their Autonomy?Center for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2014
Do Teachers Really Lack Autonomy and Freedom?Center for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2014
Size Matters: A Look at School-District ConsolidationCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2013
Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck?Center for American ProgressJune 14, 2013
Interactive Map: How Much Are Students Learning?Center for American ProgressJuly 10, 2012
Do Schools Challenge Our Students?Center for American ProgressJuly 10, 2012
Race to the Top: What Have We Learned from the States So Far?Center for American ProgressMarch 26, 2012
GOP Can Learn from the Gipper on EducationThe Hill's Congress BlogFebruary 2, 2012
Teacher Diversity MattersCenter for American ProgressNovember 9, 2011
Phantom MenaceCenter for American ProgressOctober 14, 2011
A Way ForwardCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2011
Advancing Teacher and Principal EffectivenessCenter for American ProgressApril 6, 2011
Return on Educational InvestmentCenter for American ProgressJanuary 19, 2011
The Truth About Performance Pay for TeachersAOL OpinionOctober 5, 2010