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Climate change weakened in Idaho science standards

"After hearing testimony from dozens of students, teachers and parents, all in favor of newly revised science standards for Idaho K-12 schools, the House Education Committee voted Feb. 7 to strip out sections from the standards that referred to the impact of fossil fuels on the environment — climate change," reports Boise Weekly (February 7, 2018).

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Idaho's legislature delays action on science standards

When Idaho's House Education Committee held hearings on a new set of proposed science standards on February 1 and 2, 2018, it was expected to make a recommendation. But despite hearing from twenty-eight testifiers, all in favor of adoption, the committee failed to recommend approval of the standards. And several members of the committee objected to passages involving climate change and evolution.

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Can You Smell That Smell?

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Wed, 2018-01-31 14:51
There’s a meme going around dissing Nancy Pelosi for a sour face allegedly during the part of the State Of
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A preview of Evolution's Bite

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Peter S. Ungar's Evolution's Bite: A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins (Princeton University Press, 2017).

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Climate Change in Science and Engineering Indicators 2018

Public opinion about climate change was reviewed in the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators (PDF) 2018.

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Evolution in Science and Engineering Indicators 2018

Public opinion about evolution was reviewed in the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators (PDF) 2018.

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A warning from Florida

Writing in the Orlando Sentinel (January 19, 2018), Brandon Haught was blunt: "Science education in Florida's public schools is facing an unprecedented assault that started last year and has the high potential to escalate this year. Evolution and climate change are the targets of a coordinated attack as detractors of these concepts seek to balance lessons with some forms of creationism or denial of human-caused climate change."
 

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Creationism bill in Alabama

Alabama's House Bill 258, introduced on January 18, 2018, would, if enacted, allow teachers to present "the theory of creation as presented in the Bible" in any class discussing evolution, "thereby affording students a choice as to which theory to accept."

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Darwin Day resolutions in Congress

Darwin Day resolutions have been again introduced in both houses of Congress, according to a January 18, 2018, press release from the American Humanist Association.

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Hopes for science education from NCSE's Reid and Hoge

NCSE's Ann Reid and Brad Hoge were among the science educators and leaders in California asked by EdSource (January 11, 2018) what they'd like to see happen in the world of science education in 2018, as the state enters the final stages of implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Darwin Day approaches

It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2018! Colleges and universities, schools, libraries, museums, churches, civic groups, and just plain folks across the country — and the world — are preparing to celebrate Darwin Day, on or around February 12, in honor of the life and work of Charles Darwin.

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Richard B. Hoppe III dies

Richard B. Hoppe III, a psychologist and pro-evolution education activist, died on January 3, 2018, at the age of 76, according to a notice from Kenyon College.

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A second instructional materials bill in Florida

Senate Bill 1644, introduced by Tom Lee (R-District 20) on January 5, 2018, would, if enacted, revise the procedures for adopting instructional materials to permit members of the public to recommend instructional materials for consideration by the state or their district school board, which would then be required to get in touch with the publisher of those materials and allow it to submit a bid for evaluation.

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Farewell to Steven Newton

NCSE bids farewell to Steven Newton, who joined NCSE as a Programs and Policy Director in 2008.

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Farewell to Steven Newton

NCSE bids farewell to Steven Newton, who joined NCSE as a Programs and Policy Director in 2008.

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Net Neutrality: Crafting a Winning Legal Strategy

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2017-12-23 15:18
In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) abdicating all regulatory oversight of internet service (1), various state Attorneys
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Merry Kitzmas! Times Twelve

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Wed, 2017-12-20 19:47
Twelve years flew by from the date Judge John E. Jones III handed down his decision in the Kitzmiller et
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Net Neutrality: Prepare to Fight

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2017-12-14 20:33
Given that the FCC has ceded almost all regulations on internet service providers and consumers are on their own (modulo
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