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Kansas Republican Party opposes the NGSS

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.

Editorial praise for Kentucky's adoption of the NGSS

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

"Defending Science Education: Climate as a Second Front for Biologists"

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.

NGSS triumphs in Kentucky

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.

NGSS falters in Kentucky

Despite the recommendation of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Board of Education, a legislative committee voted not to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards for the state.

Polling climate in California

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

Textbooks under attack in Texas

Ideologues on official state textbook review teams are attacking the treatment of evolution and climate change in science textbooks under consideration in Texas, charged the Texas Freedom Network and the National Center for Science Education in a joint press release issued on September 9, 2013.

Polling climate in Colorado

Seventy percent of Coloradans accept that global warming is happening, according to a new report (PDF) from the Yale Project on Climate Communication. But less than half accept that human activity is responsible for global warming, and half think that there is no consensus among the scientific community whether global warming is happening.

Polling climate in the UK

A new poll commissioned by Carbon Brief investigates public opinion about climate change in the United Kingdom.

Deniers rebuffed in Kentucky

The Kentucky Board of Education declined to make any changes to a proposed regulation that would enact the Next Generation Science Standards as Kentucky's state science standards, despite the protests of evolution deniers and climate change deniers.

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