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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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Anti-NGSS bill in Iowa

Iowa's House File 61 would, if enacted, require the state department of education not to "adopt, approve, or require implementation of the [N]ext [G]eneration [S]cience [S]tandards by school districts and accredited nonpublic schools." 

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Bill targeting climate change education in Connecticut

Connecticut's House Bill 5955 would, if enacted, "eliminate climate change materials" from the Next Generation Science Standards as used in Connecticut, incorrectly describing climate change as "a controversial area of information."

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"Strengths and weaknesses" bill in North Dakota withdrawn

North Dakota's House Bill 1538 (PDF), which would have allowed the misrepresentation of science in the classroom, was withdrawn from further consideration by its chief sponsor on January 22, 2019.

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Climate Change in the American Mind: December 2018

Seven in ten Americans think that global warming is happening, and six in ten think that, if it is happening, it is mostly owing to human activity, but only about one in five know that nearly all climate scientists agree that global warming is happening as a result of human activity. Those were among the key findings of Climate Change in the American Mind: December 2018 (PDF).

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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 2019! 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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Meet Our Teacher Ambassadors: Blake Touchet

“Teachers who don’t teach evolution aren’t actually teaching biology—they’re just playing a long game of Trivial Pursuit at the expense of their students,” says NCSE Teacher Ambassador Blake Touchet.

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"Strengths and weaknesses" bill in North Dakota

North Dakota's House Bill 1538 (PDF), which would allow the misrepresentation of science in the classroom, was filed on January 14, 2019, and referred to the House Education Committee.

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A new antiscience bill in Florida

Florida's Senate Bill 330, filed on January 14, 2019, would, if enacted, require "[c]ontroversial theories and concepts" discussed in science standards "[to] be taught in a factual, objective, and balanced manner."

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Creation science bill in Indiana

Indiana's Senate Bill 373 would, if enacted, provide that "[t]he governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation."

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Rudy Raff dies

The distinguished biologist Rudolf A. "Rudy" Raff died on January 5, 2019, at the age of 77, according to The Scientist (January 9, 2019).

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"Controversial issues" resolution in Virginia

A resolution in the Virginia General Assembly 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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A climate change education bill in Connecticut

A proposed bill in Connecticut would, if enacted, apparently make it the first state to require the teaching of climate change in the public schools by law. 

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Got Climate Change Misconceptions? John Cook Can Help.

John Cook knows a thing or two about climate change misconceptions and he’s on a mission to help teachers and students leverage those misconceptions into fruitful, engaging, evidence-based learning opportunities.

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"Controversial issues" legislation in Arizona

Arizona's House Bill 2002, which would prohibit teachers from taking a stand on "any side of a controversial issue," would apparently affect science education.

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Analysis of the Electoral College: A Performance-Driven Assessment

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Mon, 2018-12-17 10:47
The Electoral College has not done the job it was intended to do, and was changed in the time since
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Watching Like A Hawk

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2018-12-13 23:01
It’s Michigan in December, and our sub-tropical Harris’ hawk, Rusty, can’t spend all her time in the outdoor mews. We
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Good Post by David Frum? I Don’t Think So

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2018-11-08 03:54
David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush, has an opinion piece in the Atlantic about how the various high-profile
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Eye Evolution: A Closer Look

In a previous article I described how theories of innovation provide insight into the limits of natural selection. Brian Miller
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A Son Realizes the Irrepressible Truth

I had just witnessed in action what Douglas Axe describes in his book Undeniable as the design intuition. Howard Glicksman
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