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02.19.2019

Florida's House Bill 855, filed on February 15, 2019, would, if enacted, revise the state's laws concerning public school instructional materials — and possibly affect science education.

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02.15.2019

“Charles Darwin has a posse” image © Colin Purrington. Source: http://colinpurrington.com/graphics/science/darwinposse

Darwin Day resolutions have been again introduced in both houses of Congress, according to a February 12, 2019, press release from the American Humanist Association.

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02.15.2019

Logo from the NESCent/HHMI/SSE evolution video contestScientists and science educators of all stripes — students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators — are invited to enter the Eighth Annual Evolution Video Competition, sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.

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02.12.2019

Naomi OreskesNCSE is pleased to congratulate Michael E. Mann, who along with Warren M. Washington was named the co-recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement — often described as the Nobel Prize for the environment — for 2019, according (PDF) to a February 12, 2019, press release.

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02.12.2019

Oklahoma's Senate Bill 14, which would have empowered science denial in the classroom, failed on a 6-9 vote to win the recommendation of the House Committee on Education on February 12, 2019.

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02.11.2019

South Dakota's House Bill 1113 (PDF), which would require local school boards to adopt a code of ethics to prevent "political or ideological indoctrination," was defeated in the House Education Committee on February 11, 2019, when the committee voted 11-3 to defer further consideration of it to the 41st legislative day.

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02.11.2019

Montana's House Bill 418 would, if enacted, dignify a litany of inaccurate and misleading claims about climate change as legislative findings, and call for those findings to be offered "when providing education and informational materials on climate change." 

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02.11.2019

Virginia's House Joint Resolution 684, which would urge local school boards to adopt a code of ethics to prevent "political or ideological indoctrination," died in the House Rules Committee on February 5, 2019, after a subcommittee voted 7-0 to recommend "passing [it] by indefinitely."

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02.06.2019

South Carolina's House Bill 3826 would, if enacted, allow public school districts to offer elective courses on religion — and to "require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science[,] as part of the course content."

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02.01.2019

South Dakota's House Bill 1270, which would allow the misrepresentation of science in the classroom, was introduced on January 30, 2019.

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