Features by Kirk Carapezza

Still from a Southern New Hampshire University online ad.

Can employee tuition benefits boost graduation rates?

Flexible degree programs should raise enrollment, analyst says.
Posted In: online education, employees, Anthem
Students in the fourth grade at an elementary school in Essen, Germany. Next year the students will get sorted into one of three educational tracks.

Stopping German students in their tracks?

Germany's controversial sorting system determines early on who goes to college.
Posted In: Germany, German economy, german college, german schools, higher education, vocational training, skilled labor
Students at the University of Heidelberg go to college tuition-free, and spend more time worrying about grades than student loan debt.

How German higher education controls costs

What America can learn from taxpayers who foot the bill for free university.
Posted In: Germany, German economy, college costs, student loans, student debt, college tuition, Education

How Comp-Sci went from fad to must-have major

47 years ago , Joel Moses remembers having to defend computer science at MIT
Posted In: computer science, college
Hyde Park Students

Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?

More than 100 college presidents will meet with President Obama to discuss ways to help low-income minority students graduate.
Posted In: Obama, graduation, Education, students

Vermonters still awaiting FEMA money

More than a year after Hurricane Irene devastated much of Vermont, many homeowners are still waiting on federal relief money.
Posted In: Hurricane Irene, FEMA, hurricane

Montpelier, Vermont, gets into the utility business

The tiny capital of Montpelier will refurbish the wood-fired heating plant its uses for the State House, then sell excess heat to nearby buildings.
Posted In: heating, utilities, wood heat
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