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03.19.2019

At a time when climate change education is under legislative assault in Florida, a new poll from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows strong support in the Sunshine State for teaching climate change in the state's public schools. 

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03.14.2019

NCSE logoNCSE is seeking to hire a part-time summer intern to assist with the national expansion of NCSE's science outreach program.

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03.11.2019

"State lawmakers from Connecticut to Florida are proposing measures that some groups say could threaten how science and climate change are taught in the classroom. More than a dozen such bills have popped up this year, including from state lawmakers pushing back against broad scientific consensus that people are warming the planet, according to the National Center for Science Education," reported the Washington Post (March 11, 2019).

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03.08.2019

Two bills targeting the Iowa state science standards partly because of their treatment of climate change died on March 8, 2019, when the deadline for bills to be reported out of committee expired. Iowa adopted the Next Generation Science Standards in 2015.

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03.01.2019

Florida's Senate Bill 1454, filed on February 27, 2019, would, if enacted, revise the state's laws concerning public school instructional materials — and possibly affect science education.

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03.01.2019

Rhode Island's House Resolution 5563 (PDF) would, if approved, express the support of the House of Representatives for increased environmental and climate education in the state's public schools — and the NCSE/Penn State study of climate change education is cited as evidence of the need for the increase.

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03.01.2019

Photograph: Architect of the Capitol, via Wikimedia Commons.The Climate Change Education Act is again in the Senate. S. 477, introduced on February 13, 2019, 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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03.01.2019

Maine's Legislative Document 589 (House Paper 433), which would have required the adoption of a code of ethics for public school teachers with a provision that could have adversely affected science education, was unanimously rejected by the House Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on February 28, 2019, according to the Bangor Daily News (February 28, 2019).

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03.01.2019

Montana's House Bill 418, which would have dignified a litany of inaccurate and misleading claims about climate change as legislative findings and called for those findings to be offered "when providing education and informational materials on climate change," was tabled by the House Natural Resources Committee on February 20, 2019.

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02.26.2019

Arizona's House Bill 2002, which would have required the adoption of a code of ethics for public school teachers with a provision that could have adversely affected science education, died on February 22, 2019, when a deadline for House bills to be considered by their House committees passed.

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