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Monday’s News

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Tue, 2017-10-31 05:20
Yes, politics again. Monday saw two indictments revealed in the investigation of Russian interference in the US 2016 elections and
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Victory in New Mexico?

"After facing an onslaught of opposition, New Mexico's Public Education Department officials on Wednesday decided to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards 'in their entirety,'" the Albuquerque Journal (October 25, 2017), reports.

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Developments in New Mexico

After a public hearing in Santa Fe in which the flawed science standards for New Mexico were consistently opposed, the Public Education Department is promising to restore part of the removed content on evolution, the age of the earth and climate change — but important concerns remain.

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NCSE honored by CSTA

NCSE was selected by the California Science Teachers Association to receive its Distinguished Contributions Award for 2017.

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NCSE's Branch in The Science Teacher

NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch contributed a column, entitled "Why the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Matters for Science Education," to the October 2017 issue of The Science Teacher, a special issue devoted to climate change.

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That Facebook Meme About Sexual Harassment

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Mon, 2017-10-16 21:44
On Facebook (and probably Twitter, though I haven’t checked), a meme is doing the rounds. Me too. If all the
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The latest from New Mexico

As the October 16, 2017, public hearing in Santa Fe on the new state science standards proposed for New Mexico approaches, there is no sign of the opposition to their omission of references to evolution, human responsibility for climate change, and the age of the earth abating.

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Partisan divide over climate change increases

"The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider," in the words of a headline of a Pew Research Center report dated October 5, 2017 — and public attitudes toward climate change are evidently involved.

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Polling evolution in Britain and Canada

A recent survey conducted in the United Kingdom and Canada found that the majority of respondents in both countries accepted evolution, according to a September 5, 2017, press release.

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Opposition to proposed standards solidifies in New Mexico

Opposition to the new state science standards proposed in New Mexico — which omit references to evolution, human responsibility for climate change, and the age of the earth —is coming fast and furious.  

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The latest survey on climate change

A new survey from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research examines American attitudes toward climate change.

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RNCSE 37:4 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. 

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Polling Latinos on climate change

"Latinos are much more engaged with the issue of global warming than are non-Latinos," according to a new report from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. "Latinos are more convinced global warming is happening and human-caused, more worried about it, perceive greater risks, are more supportive of climate change policies, and are more willing to get involved politically."

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Update from New Mexico

The new state science standards proposed in New Mexico — which omit references to evolution, human responsibility for climate change, and the age of the earth — are attracting scrutiny and criticism across the state.

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NCSE Board Elects New President, Adds Two New Members

At a recent meeting of NCSE's board of directors, Kenneth R. Miller was elected as president, replacing Francisco J. Ayala, whose term on the board expired.

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Congratulations to Michael E. Mann

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on receiving the James Shea Award for 2017. Presented by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, the award honors "exceptional contributions in the form of writing and/or editing of Earth science materials (broadly construed) that are of interest to the general public and/or teachers of Earth science."

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Help wanted: Director of Development

NCSE is seeking to hire a Director of Development. 

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Congratulations to Eugenie C. Scott

Described as an "award-winning scholar and champion of science," NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott received an honorary degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, at the university's Academic Convocation on  September 15, 2017.

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