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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
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
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

Concept for federal college-ratings system is unveiled

Dec 19, 2014
Creating a sort of Consumer Reports for higher education is a "supremely challenging task."
Posted In: college, college rating system, higher education
Graduating Harvard University Law School students wave gavels in celebration of commencement ceremonies in 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Why law school enrollment is way down

Dec 17, 2014
Technology helps create a tight job market for young lawyers.
Posted In: law school, higher education, cutting costs
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) applauds Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (L) during a ceremony honoring National Teacher of the Year award winner Sean McComb and individual state winners at the White House May 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. McComb teaches

Arne Duncan: 'Education beyond high school is absolutely necessary'

Oct 30, 2014
The Secretary of Education talks with Kai Ryssdal about new rules on 'gainful employment.'
Posted In: arne duncan, college, higher education, vocational schools, federal student loans

Rethinking vocational high school as a path to college

Oct 23, 2014
Welding meets AP calculus at Minuteman High School in Lexington, Massachusetts
Posted In: vocational high school, alternative education, higher education, trade school, high school

How small financial setbacks can derail college plans

Oct 1, 2014
Many low-income students don't have the luxury of making even minor mistakes.
Posted In: financial aid, first-generation college students, higher education

There goes the neighborhood: The college students next door

Sep 22, 2014
Colleges work to smooth town-gown relations when students move off-campus.
Posted In: college, higher education, Baltimore

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