Millions of students don't get an accurate science education

How do we know?

The National Center for Science Education believes they deserve better.

The Root of the Problem

Science teachers recognize that evolution and climate change are widely misunderstood or rejected in many places.

Teaching these topics without specific training is challenging. Many teachers avoid these well-established yet culturally controversial areas of science to avoid conflict.

60% of high school biology teachers teach evolution inaccurately or inadequately.

Read the Study

40% of middle and high school teachers teach climate change inaccurately.

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How We Help

The National Center for Science Education:

Our Impact

Supporting Teachers

47
Teacher Ambassadors across 29 states and Puerto Rico

Breaking Down Barriers

10
Graduate Student Outreach Fellows in 7 states

Catalyzing Action

12
States with anti-science education legislative activity in 2019

More from NCSE

March 27, 2020
NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education—volume 40, number 2—is now available online. Featured are Kate Carter's update from NCSE's Graduate Student Outreach Fellowship; Paul Oh's interview of Spencer Weart, the author of…
March 26, 2020
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March 24, 2020
NCSE's executive director Ann Reid engaged in a wide-ranging conversation (beginning at the 1:05:30 mark) with Philip Maldari on KPFA's Sunday Show on March 22, 2020. After discussing NCSE's mission and activities, Reid and Maldari pivoted to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its…
March 19, 2020
Writing on the National Science Teaching Association's blog (March 19, 2020), NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch took notice of the spate of legislation intended to support climate change education — "No fewer than fifteen measures ... in the statehouses of ten states so far in 2020." He praised…
March 19, 2020
Due to the spread of coronavirus, millions of parents and guardians are finding themselves having to take on the role of parent and teacher this spring. NCSE wants to support you during this unprecedented and challenging time — and to give you the opportunity to make sure that education…
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