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06.12.2019

The Utah state board of education voted 11-4 to adopt a proposed new set of high-school-level state science standards on June 6, 2019, despite resistance from a few members of the board centering on evolution and climate change.

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06.07.2019

The attempt to require the teaching of climate change in Connecticut's public schools by law ended — for now — when the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on June 5, 2019, with House Bill 7083 unpassed by the Senate.

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05.31.2019

The attempt to require the teaching of climate change in Connecticut's public schools by law is still proceeding.  On May 28, 2019, the Connecticut House of Representatives voted 103-43 to pass House Bill 7083, after it was amended to change a requirement that science be taught to a requirement that science "including climate change consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards" be taught.

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05.28.2019

The attempt to require the teaching of climate change in Connecticut's public schools by law briefly revived in late May 2019, according to the Connecticut Mirror (May 24, 2019), when the House of Representatives considered adding a provision to require the teaching of climate change to House Bill 7113.

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05.28.2019

Politics & Global Warming April 2019 cover

A new report from the Yale Program on Climate Communication offers new data on Americans' beliefs and attitudes about climate change, with a particular emphasis on the influence of political views. "Climate change is now more politically polarizing than any other issue in America," the program's director Anthony Leiserowitz told the Guardian (May 22, 2019).

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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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