A Recap of This Week’s Top News – June 16, 2023

Changes to policy, scientific discovery, and expert recommendations and opinions all have the power to rapidly influence the landscape of a sector. Whether you’re a leader at a non-profit, a member of a university’s marketing department, or a stakeholder for a public health agency, being informed about the latest industry happenings can be the difference between exceeding and falling short of organizational goals. At Hager Sharp, our experts vigorously scan media coverage to identify areas of opportunity. And now, with the introduction of the Sharp Round-Up, you too can review what we consider to be some of the top news of the week.

Below you will find a compilation of news spanning the health and education, labor, and economy sectors. This list includes mainstream, DC-focused, and trade publication coverage from Saturday, June 10, to Friday, June 16. Let these clips serve as a resource when developing thoughtful strategies and use them to further foster organizational innovation and adaptability.

Here’s what you need to know.

Mainstream News:

  • A 1978 federal law, the Indian Child Welfare Act, established standards for state family court proceedings involving Native American Children. This week, the Supreme Court showed its support for the law by rejecting a major challenge to it.
  • As it becomes more clear that the Supreme Court plans to block President Biden’s debt cancellation policy, some lawmakers are urging the President to pursue a “plan B.” The Higher Education Act, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965, could provide a different route for student debt cancellation.

 Education News:

  • Amid Florida officials’ scrutiny about a unit covering gender and sexual orientation in the Advanced Placement psychology course, the College Board stated they would not modify their courses to omit essential, college-level topics.
  • A new Gallup poll shows that middle and high schoolers are unsatisfied with their schools, assigning them a B-minus for average performance. The poll shows dissatisfaction with academics, school climate, engagement, and enthusiasm.

Health News:

  • New research shows chronic noise is a largely unrecognized health threat that increases the risk of hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks worldwide. To find out if you may be experiencing chronic noise, an app was developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The app helps to detect systemic risks relating to noise.
  • Historically, Black people wait longer for kidney transplants because of their race. The Jefferson Transplant Institute, a leader among transplant centers, is using a new, race-neutral formula to update its kidney waitlist.