[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents can help by creating a space for homework to be done Having a desk to work at, good grades and high expectations from parents, as well being happy at school, are key factors in encouraging children to go on to university, a study suggests.Researchers in Croatia found these influences were more important than class size, school, average grades at the school or
[ad_1] Image copyright Roger Bool Image caption Defying the odds - Kerry graduated in July Very early on, social workers decided the family home was not a safe place for Kerry."There was lots of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as domestic violence towards my mum. I got taken into care at the age of four."The rest of her childhood and teenage years were spent in foster-care placements and children's
[ad_1] South Korea is running out of children. It has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. The impact is being keenly felt in rural areas where schools are struggling to fill classrooms and stay open. Facing a year without any first graders, a school in the south west of the country decided to open its doors to illiterate grandmothers who asked to learn to read and write.
[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Meetings at work should be seen as a form of "therapy" rather than about decision-making, say researchers.Academics from the University of Malmo in Sweden say meetings provide an outlet for people at work to show off their status or to express frustration.Prof Patrik Hall says more managerial and "strategy" jobs are generating more meetings - "even though few decisions are made along the way"."People don't