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Plans are afoot in Pennsylvania "to lobby the state legislature with a plea to enable teachers in public schools to present alternate, controversial 'theories' — ones that violate the basic scientific principle that they be able to be tested — when teaching evolution," according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (April 11, 2013).
The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards was released on April 9, 2013 — and the topics of evolution and climate change, as expected, were not neglected.
NCSE is pleased to announce three new additions to its Advisory Council, reflecting the addition of climate education to NCSE's area of concern: James E. Hansen, Michael MacCracken, and Bill McKibben.
NCSE's Josh Rosenau contributed "Will Climate Change Denial Inherit the Wind?" to Mobilizing Ideas, the blog of the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame.