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Education Ticker: How to cover taxes on a bonus? Another bonus

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The best of the web on education from kindergarten to postsecondary, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail education editor Simona Chiose.

A bonus to cover taxes on the bonus

University presidents at top private universities in the U.S. have received help to pay taxes on some of the bonuses and benefits they earn from their institutions, shows a new study of compensation which also found that 60 per cent of university leaders made between $200,000 and $600,000 a year. Called 'gross-up,' the practice is declining in the corporate sector.

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Activists at Chinese campuses monitored

University campuses are often boiling cauldrons of dissent. Not so in China, where student groups have to be approved by the Communist Youth League Committee and unregistered groups report they face restrictions and intimidation.

Talk in the classroom

The "flipped classroom" is growing as teachers adapt to the lives of students who are more likely to want to watch a lecture on their iPads at home. They use the classroom to do homework with a teacher's help and work on collaborative assignments.

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Postsecondary Education Reporter

Simona Chiose covers postsecondary education for The Globe and Mail. She was previously the paper’s Education Editor, coordinating coverage of all aspects of education, from kindergarten to college and university. She has a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto. More

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