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
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?

Apr 8, 2015
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
Roger Heps is in his final year of on-the-job training at Bayer, as part Germany's vocational education system.

'Blue-collar aristocrats' thrive in German economy

Apr 7, 2015
Germany’s vocational system partners with employers to train students for skilled jobs.
Posted In: Germany, german schools, higher education, community college, technical schools, vocational schools, vocational training, german college
A man removes Euro currency bills from a wallet in Berlin, Germany.

Greeks talk reparations while Germans talk euro debt

Apr 7, 2015
Greece says Germany owes it about $300 billion in reparations for World War II.
Posted In: Greece, Germany, Greek debt, world economies, World War II, war reparations
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
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras depart after speaking to the media following talks at the Chancellery on March 23, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

Greece: Time and money is running out

Mar 23, 2015
Five years into it, the Greek debt crisis drags on.
Posted In: Greece, Germany, greek bailout

The Global Economy at work

Feb 26, 2015
What's the connection between sunglasses, white gloves, and an economic slump?
Posted In: six routes, Germany, global economy
Bathers relax at the pebble and sand beach beside turquoise waters at Porto Katsiki, on the island of Lefkada, Greece.

Germany says no to a six month extension for Greece

Feb 19, 2015
A conversation with economist Elena Panaritis, advisor to the Greek government.
Posted In: Greece, Germany, Euro zone