In Bonn, more than 300 adult students are trying to get their high school diplomas. Silvie Kohlhas is one of them. The office worker wants to go to university to study business psychology, so she's hitting the books after her workday.
Young people in Germany leave home relatively early to study at university or do professional training. Parents place a lot of importance on raising children who are independent and can stand on their own two feet.
The OECD report shows that Germany's education system is on the upswing, but there's still room for improvement. Also, the much maligned teaching profession in Germany should be treated better, writes DW's Jens Thurau.
Unlike most other European countries, Germany still has a large number of part-time primary and secondary schools. But a study finds that German parents are actually happier with all-day schools.
UNICEF and other aid organizations are trying to help children go back to school. Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has called on governments to do more, so that Syria will still have a future left when peace returns.
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