- Jordan McNair
The safety of college athletes was brought to light following the untimely death of Jordan McNair. WUSA9 reports that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill into law Tuesday that will improve player safety for college athletes. McNair, who was a University of Maryland player collapsed during an outdoor conditioning practice held by the team on May 29, 2018. The 19-year-old was treated at the team training complex before being transported to the hospital, where he died two weeks later, on June 13.
- Universal Pre-K
A study is highlighting that many children are not attending preschool as of 2019, mainly for economic reasons. NPR shares an article that states that the National Institute For Early Childhood Research, nearly half of all 3-year-olds and a third of all 4-year-olds in the United States were not enrolled in preschool in 2019. That’s in large part because many parents can’t afford it. Imagine a future where we changed that. A future where every American child had access to two years of preschool during a critical period of their mental development. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research adds to a burgeoning amount of high-quality research that shows just how valuable preschool is.
Reports that aid was not reaching the people in Tigrey have been confirmed. CNN reports that The United Nations has confirmed that military forces are impeding humanitarian access to parts of Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region, after an exclusive CNN investigation revealed that Eritrean troops were coordinating with Ethiopian forces to cut off critical aid routes. A CNN team traveling through Tigray’s central zone witnessed Eritrean soldiers, some disguising themselves in old Ethiopian military uniforms, blocking aid to starving populations.