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Private school scholarships "a boon to creationism"?

Private school scholarship programs "have been twisted to benefit private schools at the expense of the neediest children," according to The New York Times (May 22, 2012) — and part of the problem involves the teaching of creationism.

Polling evolution in New Jersey

A bare majority of New Jerseyans accept evolution, according to a new poll from Monmouth University and the Asbury Park Press.

Antievolution legislation dies in Missouri

When the Missouri legislature adjourned on May 18, 2012, both antievolution bills in the House of Representatives died in committee.

Credit-for-creationism scheme dies in Alabama

When the last day of the regular legislative session of the Alabama legislature ended on May 16, 2012, a bill that would have established a credit-for-creationism scheme died.

Climate change in the American mind: March 2012

The latest survey on the American public's beliefs and attitudes regarding global warming offers few surprises.

NGSS, take one

The first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available on-line — and your feedback is invited.

A preview of Hot

NCSE is pleased to offer a preview (PDF) of Mark Hertsgaard's Hot: Living through the Next Fifty Years on Earth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011).

A chance to help NCSE's archives!

NCSE's archives house a unique trove of material on the creationism/evolution controversy, and we regard it as part of our mission to preserve it for posterity — as well as for occasions such as Kitzmiller v. Dover, where NCSE's archives helped to establish the creationist antecedents of the "intelligent design" movement.

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now published. The theme for the issue (volume 5, number 1) is Evolution in the Museum, edited by Monique Scott.

Antiscience effort falters in Oklahoma

A last-ditch legislative attempt to attack the teaching of evolution and of climate change in Oklahoma failed when a legislative deadline passed.

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