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07.17.2018

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"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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07.02.2018

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

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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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06.05.2018

NCSE is pleased to announce the winners of the Friend of Darwin award for 2018: Tiffany Adrain, the collections manager at the University of Iowa Paleontology Repository and a supporter of NCSE’s Science Booster Clubs in Iowa, and Robert Stephens, a cell and molecular biologist who proposed the idea of Darwin Day in 1993 and cofounded the Darwin Day Program to coordinate and encourage the celebrations of the great naturalist's life and work.

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06.01.2018

Emily SchoerningNCSE bids farewell to Emily Schoerning, who joined NCSE as its first Director of Community Organizing and Research in 2015. A microbiologist by training, Schoerning brought to NCSE a passion for science education and outreach that she found while a post-doctoral researcher.

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05.10.2018

Paul OhNCSE is pleased to welcome Paul Oh, NCSE's new Director of Communications. Oh comes to NCSE after stints at a variety of non-profits specifically concerned with education, including the Teaching Channel, where he was a senior director overseeing editorial content and leading social media, and the National Writing Project, where he managed projects involving interest-based learning.

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05.02.2018

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NCSE is seeking to hire a Director of Community Science Education.

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04.12.2018

Map showing degree of support for climate change educationEven despite public controversies over the inclusion of climate change in state science standards, "Americans overwhelmingly support teaching our children about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to global warming — in all 50 states and 3,000+ counties across the nation, including Republican and Democratic strongholds," according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (April 11, 2018).

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04.10.2018

Naomi OreskesNCSE is pleased to congratulate Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and a member of NCSE's board of directors, on receiving a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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04.02.2018

Reports of the NCSE 38:2 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 2 — is the tenth issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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03.21.2018

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NCSE is seeking to hire one or two part-time summer interns to work on science education activism projects, with a particular focus on either climate change education or evolution education. 

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03.13.2018

Duane JefferyDuane Jeffery, a former member of NCSE's board of directors, a member of its advisory council, and professor emeritus of biology at Brigham Young University, is to be honored with the National Science Teachers Association's Presidential Citation for 2018, according to a

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03.05.2018

Cover of NCSE's annual report for 2017NCSE's annual report for 2017 is now available (PDF) on NCSE's website.

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02.28.2018

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NCSE is seeking to hire a Director of Communications. 

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02.28.2018

Robert LuhnNCSE bids farewell to Robert Luhn, who joined NCSE as its first Director of Communication in 2008. Bringing his decades of expertise as a technology and environmental journalist to the job, Luhn was instrumental in raising NCSE's profile among traditional and new media and in connecting journalists with NCSE staff.

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02.27.2018

Climate Fwd: logoNCSE was featured in Climate Fwd:The New York Times's e-newsletter "with stories and insights about climate change" — for February 21, 2018: "climate change is presented as a controversial subject in a significant number of American classrooms, according to research from the National Center for Science Education."

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01.12.2018

EdSource logoNCSE's Ann Reid and Brad Hoge were among the science educators and leaders in California asked by EdSource (January 11, 2018) what they'd like to see happen in the world of science education in 2018, as the state enters the final stages of implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.

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01.02.2018

Steven Newton

NCSE bids farewell to Steven Newton, who joined NCSE as a Programs and Policy Director in 2008.

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12.26.2017

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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 1 — is the ninth issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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11.27.2017

Scientific American coverNCSE's Glenn Branch and Ann Reid's "50 Years Ago: Repeal of Tennessee's 'Monkey Law'" was selected for inclusion in "The Science Behind the Debates," a special edition of Scientific American dated December 2017.

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11.20.2017

Kenneth R. Miller

Kenneth R. Miller, president of NCSE's board of directors and professor of biology at Brown University, features in a ten-minute documentary about current threats to evolution education, produced by Retro Report and hosted at The New York Times.

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11.17.2017

Darwin's BackyardNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of James T. Costa's Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory (W. W. Norton, 2017). 

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11.08.2017

Paranoid Science coverNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Antony Alumkal's Paranoid Science: The Christian Right's War on Reality (New York University Press, 2017).

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