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Left, WGBH reporter Kirk Carapezza interviews elementary school students in Essen, Germany.

Learning how the Germans learn

Apr 9, 2015
Behind the scenes of WGBH's series on the German higher-education system.
Posted In: Germany, german college, German economy, higher education, german schools, college costs, student loans, student debt, Reporter's Notebook
Germany university classes are often larger than in America, to help cut costs in the taxpayer-funded higher education system.

We’ll take higher taxes over college tuition

Apr 2, 2015
Our listeners appear to agree with the German approach to higher education.
Posted In: Germany, higher education, college costs, student debt, student loans
Jay Malone is capitalizing on Germany's push to recruit international students by helping Americans who want to study there.

American students head to Germany for free college

Apr 1, 2015
More American students are getting degrees in other countries with free college.
Posted In: Germany, university, public schools, German economy, education funding, education costs, student debt, student loans, college costs
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

Mar 31, 2015
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

Ron Lieber on the lessons of paying for college

Mar 25, 2015
Children can benefit from honest talk about money and debt.
Posted In: college costs, New York Times, financial advice, ron lieber

The fight over 529s is more important than you think

Jan 29, 2015
Everything you need to know about Obama's latest budget battle.
Posted In: 529 college savings plan, college costs, tax breaks

Crowdfunding the path to college

Aug 26, 2014
More students are banking on the generosity of strangers to foot their bills.
Posted In: crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, higher education, college costs, financial aid

Students and families are borrowing less for college

Jul 31, 2014
Higher education isn't getting cheaper, but how families pay for it is changing.
Posted In: student loans, sallie mae, college costs

Did becoming a Starbucks barista just get harder?

Jun 16, 2014
Starbucks will help employees pay for an online education at ASU.
Posted In: onair, LearningCurve On-Air, online education, starbucks, arizona state university, college costs