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05.23.2019

NCSE is pleased to announce the winners of the Friend of Darwin award for 2019: Jim Krupa, Professor of Biology at the University of Kentucky; Joe Thornton, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago; and Lacey Wieser, the former director of K-12 Science and STEM in the Arizona Department of Education who resigned in 2018 in protest of then Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas's attempt to undermine the treatment of evolution in the state's science standards.

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05.13.2019

A pair of identical bills in the Washington state legislature aimed at "establishing a comprehensive initiative to increase learning opportunities and improve educational outcomes in climate science literacy," House Bill 1496 and Senate Bill 5576, died in committee when the legislature adjourned on April 29, 2019.

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05.13.2019

Rhode Island's House Resolution 5563 — expressing the House of Representatives' support for increased climate education — died on March 27, 2019, when the House Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare recommended to hold it for further study.

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05.13.2019

NCSE logoNCSE is seeking to hire a Program Coordinator.

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05.06.2019

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NCSE's climate change lessons for teachers — which not only engage students through evidence-based learning but also inoculate them against misinformation — were discussed in the Los Angeles Times (May 6, 2019).

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05.06.2019

No fewer than three bills — Senate Bill 330, House Bill 855, and Senate Bill 1451 — threatening the integrity of science education in the Sunshine State died in committee when the Florida legislature adjourned sine die on May 4, 2019, as Florida Citizens for Science noted in a May 4, 2019, blog post.

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05.06.2019

The attempt to require the teaching of climate change in Connecticut's public schools by law is apparently over for now.

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04.30.2019

NABT logoThe National Association of Biology Teachers adopted a new position statement in support of teaching climate change in March 2019.

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04.26.2019

Photograph: Architect of the Capitol, via Wikimedia Commons.The Climate Change Education Act is again in the House of Representatives. H.R. 2349, introduced on April 22, 2019 — Earth Day, appropriately — would authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to institute a competitive grant program aimed in part at developing and improving educational material and teacher training on the topic of climate change.

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04.26.2019

NCSE logoMichael E. Mann, a climate scientist at Penn State University, and Michael B. Lubic, a partner at the law firm K&L Gates, joined NCSE's board of directors at its April 13, 2019, meeting. 

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