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Good Post by David Frum? I Don’t Think So

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2018-11-08 03:54
David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush, has an opinion piece in the Atlantic about how the various high-profile
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Looking Back with Epperson, Fifty Years Later

November 12 marks the 50th anniversary of Epperson v. Arkansas, the Supreme Court decision that overturned a state ban on evolution education and set a precedent for the unconstitutionality of similar laws.

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"Dueling Books Compete to Educate Kids on Climate Change"

A spate of scientifically accurate and pedagogically appropriate teaching materials about climate change is arriving, according to Frontline (November 2, 2018) — hopefully in time to stymie a new propaganda campaign rumored to be under way.

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"In America's Science Classrooms, the Creep of Climate Skepticism"

Sean Patrick Cooper, writing in Undark (November 2, 2018), reports, "Conservative groups are working hard to challenge the teaching of mainstream climate science in schools" — and cites NCSE as helping to prepare science teachers to resist the challenge.

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Epperson anniversary highlighted in Church & State

The fiftieth anniversary of Epperson v. Arkansas, the 1968 Supreme Court case that struck down Arkansas's ban on the teaching of evolution, was celebrated in "She Stood for Science," published in the November 2018 issue of Church & State, the monthly magazine of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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Congratulations to Scott and Behrensmeyer

NCSE’s founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott will receive the John and Mary Lou Pojeta Service Award from the Paleontological Society at a banquet during its annual meeting held in Indianapolis on November 4, 2018.

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Polling the flat earth redux

"If it's difficult to believe that people embrace a flat Earth, it's going to be difficult to trust a poll that claims to validate that belief," wrote NCSE's Glenn Branch and Craig A. Foster of the US Air Force Academy in a blog post for Scientific American (October 24, 2018).

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Victory in Arizona

The Arizona state board of education voted 6-4 to adopt a new set of state science standards at its October 22nd, 2018, meeting.

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Keeping up with NCSE, monthly and weekly

NCSE is pleased to announce its new monthly e-newsletter, describing our most recent work supporting teachers and communities in their efforts to provide accurate and effective climate change and evolution education. 

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Capturing a Killer, Capturing the Imagination: The Power of Bringing Real Evidence into the Science Classroom

Watch as Ann Reid delivers a talk at Clemson University: "Capturing a Killer, Capturing the Imagination: The Power of Bringing Real Evidence into the Science Classroom."

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William J. Bennetta dies

The textbook watchdog William J. Bennetta died on September 26, 2018, at the age of 79, according to a notice from the Cremation Society of Virginia.

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"Why Is It So Hard to Teach Climate Change?"

NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch contributed "Why Is It So Hard to Teach Climate Change?" to the October 2018 issue of Earth magazine, published by the American Geosciences Institute.

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RNCSE 38:4 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The issue — volume 38, number 4 — is the twelfth issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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Update from Arizona

"Parents and teachers on Monday [September 24, 2018] rallied outside an Arizona Board of Education meeting, and then took turns during the meeting blasting a proposal to remove references to evolution and climate change from state science standards," reported the Arizona Republic (September 24, 2018).

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AIBS addresses Arizona's science standards

In a September 20, 2018, letter (PDF), the American Institute of Biological Sciences called on the Arizona state board of education to reject draft science standards that are to be presented to the board at its September 24, 2018, meeting.

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Evolution, and now climate change, under attack in Arizona

As the latest draft (PDF) of a new set of state science standards for Arizona is apparently on its way to the state board of education for its approval, concerns about the compromised treatment of evolution remain — and have been now joined by concerns about the deletion of material about climate change.

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NSTA issues statement on teaching climate science

The National Science Teachers Association issued a position statement on the teaching of climate science on September 13, 2018.

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NCSE's Ann Reid in Education Week

In a column (September 11, 2018) for Education Week, NCSE's executive director Ann Reid warned of the obstacles to effective climate change education — campaigns to promote doubt and denial, inadequate preparation provided for teachers, and the ideological polarization o

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Congratulations to Michael E. Mann

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on his selection to receive the 2018 Climate Communication Prize from the American Geological Union. The prize is conferred annually in recognition for communication of climate science.

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Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza dies

The distinguished geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza died on August 31, 2018, at the age of 96, according to La Repubblica (September 1, 2018).

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