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Connecticut
April 5, 2019
The attempt seeking to require the teaching of climate change in Connecticut's public schools by law continues, despite the death of the original bill proposing the requirement. And in the meantime, the two bills attacking the treatment of climate change in Connecticut's state science standards…
Alaska
April 1, 2019
The Alaska state board of education unanimously approved a draft of new state science standards on March 29, 2019, according to KTOO Public Media in Juneau (March 29, 2019) — and climate change is included. NCSE's Glenn Branch described the current standards as "very short and undetailed"…
Utah
March 27, 2019
Climate change and evolution were the primary targets of complaint from "nearly every person who grabbed the microphone" at a March 26, 2019, hearing in Salt Lake City, Utah, about a proposed set of high-school-level state science standards (PDF), according to the Salt Lake Tribune (March 27,…
Florida
March 19, 2019
At a time when climate change education is under legislative assault in Florida, a new poll from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows strong support in the Sunshine State for teaching climate change in the state's public schools.  Presented with "Climate change should be taught as…
Iowa
March 8, 2019
Two bills targeting the Iowa state science standards partly because of their treatment of climate change died on March 8, 2019, when the deadline for bills to be reported out of committee expired. Iowa adopted the Next Generation Science Standards in 2015. House File 61 would have…

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