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As a result of a controversy over creationist encroachments in the public schools in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and a petition to the Scottish parliament to ban the teaching of creationism as scientifically credible, there are now dueling motions about creationism in the Scottish parliament.
As challenges to the integrity of science education burgeon at the beginning of 2015, NCSE would like to thank its Supporting Organizations for their generous assistance during the previous year.
NCSE is seeking to hire a Director of Community Organizing and Research. The full-time position involves implementing a new NCSE program aimed at facilitating the development of local community groups focused on support of high-quality science education.
Wyoming's House Bill 23 (PDF) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 39-21 vote on January 26, 2015, according to the Casper Star-Tribune (January 27, 2015), and now proceeds to the Senate. The bill would allow the state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards by repealing a footnote in the state budget for 2014-2016 that precluded the use of state funds for "any review or adoption" of the NGSS.