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A worry from Missouri

Is a new amendment to the Missouri state constitution going to undermine the teaching of evolution in the state's public schools?

Kentucky legislators assailing evolution

Legislators in the Kentucky state senate are concerned about the presence of evolution in the state science standards and associated end-of-course testing.

Vouchers for creationism in Louisiana?

Louisiana is about to spend almost twelve million dollars to fund the teaching of creationism, charges Zack Kopplin, famous for organizing the effort to repeal the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act.

Encouraging news from South Korea

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The plan to eliminate examples of evolution from textbooks in South Korea is under reconsideration.

Freshwater appeal to be heard

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear the appeal of John Freshwater, the middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio, who was fired over his inappropriate religious activity in the classroom, including teaching creationism.

"An Evolving Controversy"

Will a new generation of science standards improve the teaching of science?

NCSE's Newton on creationism and climate change denial

"What do creationists and climate change deniers have in common?" asks NCSE's Steven Newton, writing in the May 2012 issue of the American Geoscience Institute's magazine, Earth.

Cringing in Kansas

The renewed complaints of a few members of the Kansas state board of education about evolution is making Kansans cringe, according to the editorial board of the Lawrence Journal-World (June 15, 2012).

Update from Kansas

As expected, when the Kansas state board of education heard a presentation about the current status of the Next Generation Science Standards on June 12, 2012, evolution was in the crosshairs.

Trouble on the Kansas horizon?

"Kansas is headed toward another debate over how evolution is taught in its public schools," the Associated Press (June 6, 2012) reports, "with a State Board of Education member saying Wednesday that science standards under development are 'very problematic' for describing the theory as a well-established, core scientific concept."

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