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Kansas answers COPE

Will a federal court dismiss a lawsuit seeking to prevent Kansas from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards? In documents filed on December 5, 2013, the defendants in COPE et al. v. Kansas State Board of Education et al. asked the United States District Court for the District of Kansas to dismiss the suit, saying (PDF) that the court lacks jurisdiction over all claims asserted in the complaint and that the complaint fails to state a claim against the defendants.

Congratulations to Leonard Krishtalka

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NCSE congratulates Leonard Krishtalka for becoming the namesake of Nyctitherium krishtalkai, "a fossilized 50-million-year-old insect-eating mammal, about the size of a shrew or small hedgehog," according to a press release issued on October 28, 2013, by the University of Kansas.

Anti-NGSS lawsuit filed in Kansas

Are the Next Generation Science Standards unconstitutional? A complaint filed in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas on September 26, 2013, alleges so.

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.

Congratulations to Kansas Citizens for Science

KATS award for KCFS

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Kansas Citizens for Science for receiving a 2013 Outstanding Contributions to Science Education Award from the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science.

Anticlimate bill dies in Kansas

Kansas's House Bill 2306 (PDF), a "strengths and weaknesses" bill aimed at climate science alone, died on March 1, 2013, when a deadline for bills to be considered in their house of origin passed.

Anticlimate bill in Kansas

House Bill 2306 (PDF), introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives on February 12, 2013, is a novelty: a "strengths and weaknesses" bill directed at climate science alone.

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).

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