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Connecticut
February 24, 2020
Connecticut's House Bill 5215 (PDF), introduced by the Joint Committee on Education on February 20, 2020, would amend the Connecticut General Statutes to require the teaching of climate change in science classes consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (which Connecticut adopted in…
Iowa
February 18, 2020
House File 2184, introduced on January 30, 2020, and referred to the House Education Committee, would, if enacted, require the state board of education to adopt a code of ethics to prevent public school teachers in the state from engaging in what it describes as "political or ideological…
Idaho
February 18, 2020
The Idaho Senate Education Committee unanimously voted to approve the state science standards on February 12, 2020, according to Idaho Education News (February 12, 2020). Although the House Education Committee voted earlier to repeal the standards, as NCSE previously reported, the Senate Education…
Rhode Island
February 7, 2020
Rhode Island's House Resolution 7471 would, if approved, express the support of the House of Representatives for increased environmental and climate education in the state's public schools — and the NCSE/Penn State study of climate change education is cited as evidence of the need for the increase…
Connecticut
February 7, 2020
Connecticut's governor Ned Lamont declared February 12, 2020, Charles Darwin Day in the state of Connecticut, citing the need to protect "the advancement of science and courageous free inquiry," including "the study of the impacts of climate change." Darwin was described as developing "the…
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