The National Center for Science Education is the only national organization that specializes in defending the teaching of controversial issues (such as evolution and climate change) in public schools.

Because of our special expertise and experience, NCSE is often contacted by members of the press who are writing about the evolution/creationism controversy or about the teaching of global warming and other climate science issues that have come under political attack. Our staff can provide reliable information about creationism, evolution, climate change, and the state of science education in the United States.

If you need information, background, comments, or referrals to other sources, don't hesitate to contact us at media@ncse.com.

10.18.2018

NCSE logoNCSE is pleased to announce its new monthly e-newsletter, describing our most recent work supporting teachers and communities in their efforts to provide accurate and effective climate change and evolution education. 

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10.09.2018

Lianne Milton / Mother JonesThe textbook watchdog William J. Bennetta died on September 26, 2018, at the age of 79, according to a notice from the Cremation Society of Virginia.

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10.01.2018

Earth magazine coverNCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch contributed "Why Is It So Hard to Teach Climate Change?" to the October 2018 issue of Earth magazine, published by the American Geosciences Institute.

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10.01.2018

Reports of the NCSE 38:4 cover

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The issue — volume 38, number 4 — is the twelfth issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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09.24.2018

"Parents and teachers on Monday [September 24, 2018] rallied outside an Arizona Board of Education meeting, and then took turns during the meeting blasting a proposal to remove references to evolution and climate change from state science standards," reported the Arizona Republic (September 24, 2018).

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09.20.2018

In a September 20, 2018, letter (PDF), the American Institute of Biological Sciences called on the Arizona state board of education to reject draft science standards that are to be presented to the board at its September 24, 2018, meeting.

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09.13.2018

As the latest draft (PDF) of a new set of state science standards for Arizona is apparently on its way to the state board of education for its approval, concerns about the compromised treatment of evolution remain — and have been now joined by concerns about the deletion of material about climate change.

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09.13.2018

NSTA logoThe National Science Teachers Association issued a position statement on the teaching of climate science on September 13, 2018.

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09.12.2018

Ann ReidIn a column (September 11, 2018) for Education Week, NCSE's executive director Ann Reid warned of the obstacles to effective climate change education — campaigns to promote doubt and denial, inadequate preparation provided for teachers, and the ideological polarization o

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09.04.2018

Naomi OreskesNCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on his selection to receive the 2018 Climate Communication Prize from the American Geological Union. The prize is conferred annually in recognition for communication of climate science.

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09.04.2018

Luca Giarelli / CC-BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.The distinguished geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza died on August 31, 2018, at the age of 96, according to La Repubblica (September 1, 2018).

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08.30.2018

Claire Adrian-TucciNCSE bids farewell to Claire Adrian-Tucci, who joined NCSE in 2016.

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08.21.2018

Via Wikimedia CommonsWriting for Scientific American's blog (August 21, 2018), Craig A. Foster of the US Air Force Academy and NCSE's Glenn Branch discuss what "seems to have been the first systematic attempt to assess the American population's views on the shape of the Earth." 

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08.15.2018

Graph from NSEE report

"A record 60% of Americans now think that global warming is happening and that humans are at least partially responsible for the rising temperature," according (PDF) to the latest survey from the National Studies on Energy and the Environment conducted by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College.

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08.09.2018

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In a memorandum (PDF) dated August 7, 2018, NCSE's executive director Ann Reid wrote to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" and to urge the EPA to withdraw its proposal.

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08.07.2018

NCSE logoNCSE is seeking to hire a part-time fall intern to assist with the national launch of the Science Booster Club program.

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07.31.2018

JCOM logoA study showing that NCSE's Science Booster Club Program's no-conflict approach increased community science literacy and engagement was just published in JCOM Journal of Science Communication.

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07.26.2018

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As the only national organization that is wholly dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution and climate change in the public schools, NCSE is the perfect place to find someone to speak to your organization or university about issues relevant to evolution and climate education and attacks on either or both.

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07.17.2018

Scientific American cover

"Bringing Darwin Back," published (subscription required) in the August 2018 issue of Scientific American, discusses efforts to improve evolution education in the American science classroom  and NCSE is featured.

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07.11.2018

Adnan Oktar, the controversial Islamic creationist who publishes under the name Harun Yahya, was arrested by Turkish police on July 11, 2018, according to the Hurriyet Daily News (July 11, 2018).

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07.10.2018

"Concerned that environmental groups were winning the hearts and minds of Texas schoolchildren — filling their heads with statements of the ills of fossil fuels — a politically connected Texas natural gas industry advocacy group devised a plan to fight back," reported the Austin American-Statesman (July 6, 2018).

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07.02.2018

Kate CarterNCSE is pleased to welcome Kate Carter, NCSE's new Director of Community Science Education. Carter comes to NCSE from Harvard University, where she earned her Ph.D. in human evolutionary biology and taught human evolutionary biology.

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06.29.2018

Reports of the NCSE 38:3 cover

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The issue — volume 38, number 3 — is the eleventh issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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06.28.2018

NCSE's executive director Ann Reid appeared on Your Call, a daily radio show on San Francisco's KALW, on June 25, 2018, to discuss climate change education.

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06.20.2018

"The Collier County School Board voted 3-2 on Monday [June 18, 2018] to adopt a new batch of science textbooks after residents filed objections to more than a dozen of them," according to the Naples Daily News (June 19, 2018).

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