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What's new with Wyoming's science standards?

The Wyoming state board of education voted on March 17, 2015, to return to the task of adopting new science standards, according to Wyoming Public Media (March 17, 2015) — but a proposal to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards outright was rejected.

Opposition to new science standards continues in South Dakota

"The debate over choosing standards for science education in South Dakota's public schools has become a divisive battleground with a clear split between science professionals who strongly support the new standards and opposing parents who disbelieve climate change and evolution," reports the Rapid City Journal (March 17, 2015).

RNCSE 35:2 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. 

Congratulations to Kenneth R. Miller

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NCSE is pleased to congratulate Kenneth R. Miller for receiving the National Science Teachers Association's Presidential Citation, which recognizes "individuals or organizations who have significantly promoted the profession of science education."

 

Anti-NGSS bill in Iowa dies

House File 272, which would have prevented Iowa from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards, died on March 6, 2015, when a deadline for House bills to be reported out of committee passed.

 

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