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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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RNCSE 38:1 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 1 — is the ninth issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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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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Larry Flammer dies

Larry Flammer, a master biology teacher, died on December 13, 2017, at the age of 83, according to e-mail from his family.

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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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A new poll on climate change and political views

A new report from the Yale Program on Climate Communication offers new data on Americans' beliefs and attitudes about climate change, with a particular emphasis on the influence of political views.

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Publicly funded science miseducation in private schools?

A new study suggests that textbooks that miseducate students about evolution and climate change may be in wide use in private schools that receive public funding through voucher or tax-credit schemes, according to Rebecca Klein in a lengthy article in the Huffington Post (December 7, 2017).

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Tax Bill Horribleness: The Great Unknown

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2017-12-02 15:48
The US Senate has passed its version of a tax change bill, enshrining as potential law some 500 pages of
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A new instructional materials bill in Florida

"A controversial new state law that makes it easier for Florida residents to challenge books used in public schools could get overhauled next year so those who dislike certain texts could also suggest replacements they find more appropriate," reports the Orlando Sentinel (December 1, 2017).

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