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05.05.2017

A Florida bill aimed at empowering taxpayers to object to the use of specific instructional materials in the public schools, with climate change and evolution clearly among the targets, is now headed to Governor Rick Scott's desk for a signature.

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05.03.2017

The Alabama Senate voted to adopt House Joint Resolution 78 (PDF) on a voice vote on May 2, 2017, joining the Alabama House of Representatives, which voted to adopt the resolution in April 2017.

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05.02.2017

A Global Warming Primer coverNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Jeffrey Bennett's A Global Warming Primer (Big Kid Science, 2016). 

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04.28.2017

Oklahoma's Senate Bill 393 (PDF), which would empower science denial in the classroom, failed to receive a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives on April 27, 2017, the last day on which it could do so, and is therefore blocked — for now.

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04.27.2017

Cover of Heartland booklet with suitable warningNCSE is pleased to announce the on-line release of three flyers addressing the Heartland Institute's recent mailing of unsolicited climate change denial propaganda to science teachers across the country.

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04.27.2017

Writing on AL.com (April 27, 2017), Amanda Glaze denounced Alabama's House Joint Resolution 78 (PDF), which passed the House and is now headed for the floor of the Senate.

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04.26.2017

A story on the Weather Channel's website (April 22, 2017) examined the controversy over the legislature's deletion of climate change from the state science standards in detail.

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04.21.2017

In a victory for the integrity of science education in Texas, the Texas state board of education approved a revision to the state science standards that removed language that opened the door to creationism.

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04.21.2017

On April 20, 2017, House Bill 989 passed the Florida House of Representatives on a 94-25 vote, while its counterpart, Senate Bill 1210, passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 16-0 vote. 

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04.17.2017

Walter R. Hearn (right) with his wife Virginia Hearn, via ASA.

Walter R. Hearn, a biochemist active in defending evolution within evangelical circles, died on April 11, 2017, at the age of 91, according to the American Scientific Affiliation (April 14, 2017).

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