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William J. Bennetta dies

Tue, 2018-10-09 17:44

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?"

Mon, 2018-10-01 19:52

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

Mon, 2018-10-01 19:41

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

Mon, 2018-09-24 23:32

"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

Thu, 2018-09-20 18:10

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

Thu, 2018-09-13 18:26

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

Thu, 2018-09-13 17:43

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

Wed, 2018-09-12 16:55

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

Tue, 2018-09-04 20:05

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

Tue, 2018-09-04 17:21

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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Farewell to Claire Adrian-Tucci

Thu, 2018-08-30 23:49

NCSE bids farewell to Claire Adrian-Tucci, who joined NCSE in 2016.

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Evolution in Arizona: Staying Vigilant

Wed, 2018-08-29 18:52

NCSE's Deputy Director takes exception to the idea that proposed changes to a draft of state science standards in Arizona which dilute the teaching of evolution are "unremarkable and unobjectionable."

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Polling the flat earth

Tue, 2018-08-21 17:12

Writing for Scientific American's blog (August 21, 2018), Craig A. Foster of the US Air Force Academy and NCSE's Glenn Branch discuss what "seems to have been the first systematic attempt to assess the American population's views on the shape of the Earth." 

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Michael E. Mann and Meg Herbert On Their New Climate Change Children’s Book

Mon, 2018-08-20 22:08

Renowned climate scientist Michael E. Mann and author and illustrator Megan Herbert provide insight into their new children's book about climate change, The Tantrum That Saved the World.

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Book Review: The Tantrum that Saved the World 

Fri, 2018-08-17 17:01

The Tantrum that Saved the World, a children's book about climate change written by Michael E. Mann and Megan Herbert, is reviewed by a fifth grade teacher and her students.

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A new survey on climate change

Wed, 2018-08-15 20:23

"A record 60% of Americans now think that global warming is happening and that humans are at least partially responsible for the rising temperature," according (PDF) to the latest survey from the National Studies on Energy and the Environment conducted by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College.

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NCSE's advice to the EPA

Thu, 2018-08-09 16:47

In a memorandum (PDF) dated August 7, 2018, NCSE's executive director Ann Reid wrote to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" and to urge the EPA to withdraw its proposal.

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Help wanted: part-time fall intern

Tue, 2018-08-07 19:05

NCSE is seeking to hire a part-time fall intern to assist with the national launch of the Science Booster Club program.

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NCSE's Science Booster Club Program in the literature

Tue, 2018-07-31 17:04

A study showing that NCSE's Science Booster Club Program's no-conflict approach increased community science literacy and engagement was just published in JCOM Journal of Science Communication.

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Need a speaker?

Thu, 2018-07-26 19:08

As the only national organization that is wholly dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution and climate change in the public schools, NCSE is the perfect place to find someone to speak to your organization or university about issues relevant to evolution and climate education and attacks on either or both.

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