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School lunch's food fight

Apr 15, 2015
Critics say rules on nutritional content make the meals unappealing and costly.
Posted In: school lunch, school lunches, school nutrition, nutrition, Education

Florida takes steps to limit standardized testing

Apr 10, 2015
A new bill would cap the hours students spend taking state and district exams.
Posted In: standardized tests, common core, Florida, testing, education law
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

Harvard's business women push

Apr 9, 2015
Harvard Business School is trying to attract the underrepresented group.
Posted In: harvard, business school, women
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

Quiz: What’s the word on 8th graders?

Apr 7, 2015
National vocabulary scores for 4th and 8th graders rose between 2011 and 2013.
Harvard University

You won't die if you don't go to Harvard or Stanford

Apr 3, 2015
Frank Bruni on why acceptance rates have dipped so low, and what top high school students should do.
Posted In: college acceptances, college admissions, harvard, stanford

Quiz: Race gaps in the Common Core

Apr 3, 2015
Opinions about the Common Core standards differ by race, according to a new poll.
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

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