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"Controversial issues" resolution in South Dakota withdrawn

House Concurrent Resolution 1002, which would have urged the adoption of a code of ethics for public school teachers with a provision that could have adversely affected science education, was withdrawn from consideration by its chief sponsor on February 19, 2019.

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A second anti-NGSS bill in Iowa

Iowa's House File 428 would, if enacted, revert the state's science standards to "the science standards utilized by school districts in this state during the 2014-2015 school year" — just before the state adopted the Next Generation Science Standards

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Creation science bill in Indiana defanged

A provision in Indiana's Senate Bill 373 that would have allowed public school districts to "require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science" was removed from the bill by the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development before it voted, 8-2, to pass the bill on February 20, 2019.

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Antiscience legislation in South Dakota progresses

South Dakota's House Bill 1270 passed the House Education Committee on a 8-6 vote on February 20, 2019, despite the opposition of the state's leading educational organizations.

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A second antiscience bill in Florida

Florida's House Bill 855, filed on February 15, 2019, would, if enacted, revise the state's laws concerning public school instructional materials — and possibly affect science education.

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Darwin Day resolutions in Congress

Darwin Day resolutions have been again introduced in both houses of Congress, according to a February 12, 2019, press release from the American Humanist Association.

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Attention, filmmakers!

Scientists and science educators of all stripes — students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators — are invited to enter the Eighth Annual Evolution Video Competition, sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.

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Congratulations to Michael E. Mann

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Michael E. Mann, who along with Warren M. Washington was named the co-recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement — often described as the Nobel Prize for the environment — for 2019, according (PDF) to a February 12, 2019, press release.

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Antiscience legislation in Oklahoma defeated

Oklahoma's Senate Bill 14, which would have empowered science denial in the classroom, failed on a 6-9 vote to win the recommendation of the House Committee on Education on February 12, 2019.

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"Controversial issues" bill in South Dakota defeated

South Dakota's House Bill 1113 (PDF), which would require local school boards to adopt a code of ethics to prevent "political or ideological indoctrination," was defeated in the House Education Committee on February 11, 2019, when the committee voted 11-3 to defer further consideration of it to the 41st legislative day.

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Climate change denial bill in Montana

Montana's House Bill 418 would, if enacted, dignify a litany of inaccurate and misleading claims about climate change as legislative findings, and call for those findings to be offered "when providing education and informational materials on climate change." 

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"Controversial issues" resolution in Virginia dies

Virginia's House Joint Resolution 684, which would urge local school boards to adopt a code of ethics to prevent "political or ideological indoctrination," died in the House Rules Committee on February 5, 2019, after a subcommittee voted 7-0 to recommend "passing [it] by indefinitely."

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Meet Our Newest Climate Change Teacher Ambassadors

Ten new NCSE Teacher Ambassadors will be gathering together in March to revise lessons and plan their work with local colleagues. They represent talented, accomplished professionals teaching climate change in areas of the country where that can sometimes prove to be ideologically controversial.

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A Baker’s-Dozen-Plus-One of Half-Baked Measures

In the course of the average year, NCSE expects to have to monitor between half a dozen and a dozen legislative measures that threaten the integrity of science education.

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Creation science bill in South Carolina

South Carolina's House Bill 3826 would, if enacted, allow public school districts to offer elective courses on religion — and to "require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science[,] as part of the course content."

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Antiscience legislation in South Dakota

South Dakota's House Bill 1270, which would allow the misrepresentation of science in the classroom, was introduced on January 30, 2019.

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Maine latest state with "controversial issues" measure

A bill in the Maine legislature would require a code of ethics for public school teachers — with a provision that could adversely affect science education.

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"Controversial issues" bill in South Dakota

A bill in the South Dakota legislature would urge the adoption of a code of ethics for public school teachers — with a provision that could adversely affect science education.

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"Controversial issues" resolution in South Dakota

A resolution in the South Dakota legislature would urge the adoption of a code of ethics for public school teachers — with a provision that could adversely affect science education.

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Climate science literacy bills in Washington

A pair of identical bills in the Washington state legislature, House Bill 1496 and Senate Bill 5576, are aimed at "establishing a comprehensive initiative to increase learning opportunities and improve educational outcomes in climate science literacy."

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