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Education Ticker: Show up on time for school, win an XBox

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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.

The newest competitor for international students? Hungary

Students in Hungary are protesting the introduction of tuition fees in spite of a national referendum that had shown the proposal was unpopular. The new money in the system will be used not only for Hungarian students, but also to attract foreigners who want a university education at an affordable price.

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Show up on time, win an XBox

A New York teacher experimented with awarding incentives to encourage his students to come to school. Among the awards for coming on time was a ticket that could win one kid an Xbox and school dollars that could be traded for supplies or lunches.

Queen's University starts compliments trend

Over 100 universities around the world are emulating Queen's University's Compliments Facebook page where students can post anonymous positive comments about each other or their institution. Harvard, Brown U and Edinburgh are among the universities joining up.

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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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