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Colorado
June 14, 2018
The Colorado state board of education voted to adopt a new set of state science standards on June 13, 2018, despite opposition from members of the board who "disliked the way the standards treated climate change as a real phenomenon," according to Chalkbeat (June 14, 2018). Based in part on the…
Michigan
June 13, 2018
References to climate change, among other topics, have been removed from a draft of Michigan's new proposed social studies standards by "a cadre of conservatives," according to a report from Bridge magazine (June 12, 2018).  Particularly salient was the removal of the impact of global climate…
Louisiana
June 13, 2018
Senate Concurrent Resolution 17 (PDF), introduced in the Louisiana Senate on May 29, 2018, would, if passed, have commended a former state senator "on his support and endorsement of teaching creationism in public schools." The resolution would have honored Bill Keith, who sponsored Louisiana's…
Florida
June 1, 2018
"Some private schools in Florida that rely on public funding teach students that dinosaurs and humans lived together," reports the Orlando Sentinel (June 1, 2018).  The newspaper surveyed "151 private schools newly approved by the education department to take scholarships for the 2017-18…
Arizona
May 29, 2018
"Evolution should remain part of the science standards for Arizona public high schools, despite what is being proposed by the state's top school official, Gov. Doug Ducey [R] said Monday [May 28, 2018]", the Arizona Daily Star (May 28, 2018) reported. As NCSE previously reported, staffers at…
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