2013

09.24.2013

Seventy percent of Texans accept that global warming is happening, according to a new report (PDF) from the Yale Project on Climate Communication.

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09.23.2013

Writing in Scientific American, NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott and Minda Berbeco warn that "a move is afoot to keep climate science out of classrooms."

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09.20.2013

Pennsylvania

Writing in the Erie, Pennsylvania, Times-News (September 18, 2013), Barbara Forrest warned Pennsylvanians about the threatened antiscience bill in their state.

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09.20.2013

The Darwin Day Roadshow is returning! The Roadshow is a project of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, in which NESCent staff shares their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with students, teachers, and the general public on the occasion of Charles Darwin's birthday, February 12.

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09.19.2013

House Bill 4972, introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives on September 12, 2013, would, if enacted, require that "[t]he state board model core academic curriculum standards shall not be based on the Next Generation Science Standards."

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09.18.2013

Seventy percent of Ohioans accept that global warming is happening, according to a new report (PDF) from the Yale Project on Climate Communication.

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09.17.2013

The Kansas Republican Party recently adopted a resolution that calls on state leaders to "prohibit adoption of any standards that require the state to cede any measure of control over their drafting and revision, including but not limited to the Next Generation Science Standards," the Lawrence Journal-World (September 16, 2013) reports.

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09.16.2013

The decision in Kentucky to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards was editorially praised by the Louisville Courier-Journal (September 15, 2013).

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09.13.2013

A viewpoint column entitled "Defending Science Education: Climate as a Second Front for Biologists" (PDF), by NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch, appeared in the September 2013 issue of BioScience, published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

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09.11.2013

On September 11, 2013, Kentucky's governor Steve Beshear announced that he "plans to implement the new Kentucky Next Generation Standards under his own authority," as the Lexington Herald-Leader (September 11, 2013) reports.

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