Aging & Disability Culture & Community Divergent News Employment & Education

The High Stakes Of Unemployment And Inclusive Hiring

By Nancy Doyle I became an occupational psychologist because I wanted to make things better for as many people as possible. As a child and teen in the recessions of the 80s and 90s, I saw first hand the enormous burden of workplace exclusion and the damage it did to psyches. In my studies I […]

Divergent News Employment & Education Healthcare & Wellness

A Law Aims To Improve Mental Health Services At Colleges, But There’s No Money to Make It Happen

A law passed last year aimed at boosting mental health services and awareness at Illinois’ public universities and community colleges still hasn’t received any of the funding schools say they need to bring the law to life. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, mental health advocates say the money is crucial to helping colleges address gaps […]

Aging & Disability Divergent News Employment & Education

Coronavirus: Lockdown ‘helped me contribute more at work’ – BBC News

There are no excuses to turn down disabled workers wanting to work from home anymore, a union says. For Sophie Washington, who’s been shielding in rural Wales since March, you might have thought the coronavirus pandemic has been overwhelmingly frustrating. But Sophie, 24, a wheelchair-user, says lockdown has actually allowed her to “contribute more” to […]

Divergent News Employment & Education

Amid calls for his ouster, Maryland School for the Deaf superintendent to retire early |

Maryland School for the Deaf Superintendent James Tucker announced late Thursday that he would retire from his position on Sept. 4, amid turmoil and calls for his job from alumni and parents. Tucker announced his retirement through a video posted on the school’s YouTube page. “There is always a time when one knows it is […]

Divergent News ellen degeneres Employment & Education

‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Fires Three Top Producers – Variety

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has overhauled its senior production team in the wake of accusations of racial insensitivity, sexual misconduct and other problems in the work environment at the long-running daytime talk show. Three senior producers — executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman — have been ousted from the Warner Bros.-distributed syndicated strip following damning allegations […]

Divergent News Employment & Education Healthcare & Wellness Parenting peter hotez

Schools Aren’t Going to Reopen This Fall – The Atlantic

  In March, we were all living in 15-day increments. Working from home and distance learning, for those who had the terrible luxury of such things, would be a weeks-long affair, surreal but temporary. Fifteen days to flatten the curve. Fifteen days to slow the spread.   Scientists warned us even then that a return […]

Aging & Disability Divergent News Employment & Education Healthcare & Wellness

How Has COVID-19 Affected Employment of Youth With Disabilities? – Youth Today

As the country battles another recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment numbers soar. With more than 30 million people not working, the United States is facing the worst unemployment rates since The Great Depression. What does that mean for young people with disabilities who already have a harder time finding work? I spoke to three […]