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Slowly but surely in Kansas


When Sally Cauble and Jana Shaver take their seats on the Kansas state board of education in January 2007, the balance of power on the board will shift to favor the supporters of the integrity of science education. But the return to a set of state science standards in which evolution is properly treated is not likely to be immediate.

New staff at NCSE


Many hands make light work, as the saying goes, and so NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of three new members of its staff.

Not in Our Classrooms reviewed in Teacher


On the heels of approving reviews in Library Journal and Booklist, Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for Our Schools just received a favorable review in the November/December 2006 issue of Teacher magazine. In his assessment, Howard Good writes, "Although many may not realize it, we are in the midst of a struggle to preserve sound science education.

Missouri Episcopalians say no to "intelligent design"


During its November 10-11, 2006, meeting, the 167th convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri adopted a resolution opposing the teaching of "intelligent design" in the public schools.

"Intelligent Design" supporter Rick Santorum ousted


Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who as the chair of the Senate Republican Conference is considered the third most powerful Republican in the United States Senate, was defeated by his Democratic opponent Bob Casey Jr., who received 59% of the vote to Santorum's 41% in the November 7, 2006, general election.

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