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02.14.2018

Naomi OreskesNCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on his selection to receive the 2018 Public Engagement with Science Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in recognition of his "tireless efforts to communicate the science of climate change to the media, public[,] and policymakers."

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02.13.2018

House File 2317, introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives on February 12, 2018, and referred to the House Education Committee, would, if enacted, revert the state's science standards to "the science standards utilized by school districts in this state during the 2014-2015 school year" — just before the state adopted the Next Generation Science Standards.

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02.13.2018

Florida's Senate Bill 1644 — which would make it easier for creationists and climate change deniers to smuggle instructional materials they favor into public school classrooms — was approved by the Senate Education Committee on a 7-3 vote on February 12, 2018. 

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02.13.2018

Connecticut's governor Dannel P. Malloy declared February 12, 2018, Charles Darwin Day in the state of Connecticut, citing the need to protect "the advancement of science and courageous free inquiry."

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02.07.2018

"After hearing testimony from dozens of students, teachers and parents, all in favor of newly revised science standards for Idaho K-12 schools, the House Education Committee voted Feb. 7 to strip out sections from the standards that referred to the impact of fossil fuels on the environment — climate change," reports Boise Weekly (February 7, 2018).

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02.05.2018

When Idaho's House Education Committee held hearings on a new set of proposed science standards on February 1 and 2, 2018, it was expected to make a recommendation. But despite hearing from twenty-eight testifiers, all in favor of adoption, the committee failed to recommend approval of the standards. And several members of the committee objected to passages involving climate change and evolution.

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01.26.2018

Evolution's Bite coverNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Peter S. Ungar's Evolution's Bite: A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins (Princeton University Press, 2017).

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01.24.2018

Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 cover

Public opinion about climate change was reviewed in the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators (PDF) 2018.

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01.23.2018

Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 cover

Public opinion about evolution was reviewed in the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators (PDF) 2018.

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01.22.2018

Writing in the Orlando Sentinel (January 19, 2018), Brandon Haught was blunt: "Science education in Florida's public schools is facing an unprecedented assault that started last year and has the high potential to escalate this year. Evolution and climate change are the targets of a coordinated attack as detractors of these concepts seek to balance lessons with some forms of creationism or denial of human-caused climate change."
 

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