07.17.2008

The third issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach -- the new journal aspiring to promote accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience -- is now available on-line.

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07.15.2008

As NCSE previously reported, Chris Comer, the former director of science at the Texas Education Agency who was forced to resign over a dispute involving "intelligent design" creationism, filed suit in federal court, seeking an injunction against TEA's "policy of neutrality with respect to the teaching of creationism in the Texas public schools." The Dallas Morning News (July 3, 2008)

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07.15.2008

At a contentious public meeting in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on July 7, 2008, the district school board scheduled a hearing for teacher John Freshwater to contest his planned firing. Freshwater has been accused of teaching "intelligent design" creationism in his biology classes, and of using a piece of lab equipment to brand a cross on a student's arm.

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07.15.2008

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Louisiana's Senate Bill 733, signed by Governor Bobby Jindal on June 25, 2008, continues to draw scrutiny. In New Scientist, Amanda Gefter reports (July 9, 2008), "The new legislation is the latest manoeuvre in a long-running war to challenge the validity of Darwinian evolution as an accepted scientific fact in American classrooms."

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07.15.2008

NCSE seeks a communications coordinator, who will be responsible for NCSE's overall communications strategy, reporting to the executive director. Tasks include:

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