June 15, 2021

Day: May 7, 2021

Now is the time for a new National Defense Education Act

The launch of Sputnik in 1957 shocked Americans and challenged its standing as the lone superpower, threatening to overtake the post-World War II technological advantages of the United States. In order to compete long-term with the Soviets, the United States responded boldly, passing the National Defense Education Act in 1958. The NDEA demonstrated the willingness of the federal government to invest in education at a national level by granting fellowships, creating the beginning of the federal student loan program, and appropriating education funding for K-12 STEM education, particularly mathematics. Those targeted investments contributed to technological advantages that the United States

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Byrd leaving New England after best year of career

Wide receiver Damiere Byrd has signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears after putting up career-best numbers in 2020 with New England, his only season with the Patriots. 

After playing in a career high 11 games with 32 catches for 359 yards with Arizona in 2019, Byrd played in 16 games (14 starts) with 47 catches for 604 yards with New England. 

Byrd’s 2020 season week-to-week
Week 17: One catch for seven yards
Week 16: Plays on Monday night

Week 15: Three catches for 24 yards

Week 14: Five catches for 48 yards

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All 3 finalists for Evergreen State College president withdraw


The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

The Evergreen State College

A year-long process to find the next president of The Evergreen State College came to a shocking conclusion Wednesday when the college’s Board of Trustees emerged from a three-hour meeting and announced that the three finalists for the job had withdrawn their names from consideration.

Board of Trustees Chairwoman Karen Fraser said all three finalists — Michael Dumont, Catherine Kodat and Lee Lambert — withdrew following recent interviews with faculty, students, staff and alumni.

“We’re still in a state of surprise and disappointment,” she said. “This is where

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Groundbreaking Cat Science Shows They Love to Sit in Illusory Boxes, Too

Our feline friends certainly wow us with their cleverness – they can fetch things, open doors, navigate seemingly impossible obstacles, and even understand basic instructions (when they feel like it, anyway).


At other times, they can be hilariously silly.

Any cat lover is familiar with their quirks, such as seemingly endless joy at knocking things off tables, and an innate fondness for sitting in enclosed spaces. The latter can apply even if that space is just a two-dimensional outline of a square on the floor.

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New Law Requires Health Education Across All Oklahoma Schools

The state is stepping up to help fight obesity and mental health issues with a new health education bill.

Up until this point, Oklahoma was one of only three states that did not have a health education mandate in place. Governor Kevin Stitt signed the bill into law last week and some districts are already excited about the change.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said the health education bill puts every school in Oklahoma on the same page.

“We know that Oklahoma students suffer from high instances of obesity, childhood obesity, diabetes, asthma,” Hofmeister said. “And we also

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Reevaluating your career? You’re not alone

Up until the last year, Allison Lee had spent most of her career in digital advertising job hopping and city hopping, from Chicago to Minneapolis to Denver. She was always on the move, looking for the next leg of her career and her life.

But when the pandemic hit and life slowed down, she was forced to confront this nagging feeling she’s had for a long time — that she’s been wasting her time.

“I just found myself really unhappy, and I realized I couldn’t do it any longer. That whole 9 to 5 and glued to my chair every

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