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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…
Idaho
February 7, 2020
The Idaho House Education Committee voted 10-5 on February 5, 2020, to repeal the state's science education standards, according to Idaho Ed News (February 5, 2020), despite the fact that the majority of public testimony heard by the committee favored retaining the standards. Although the specific…
Arizona
February 3, 2020
Arizona's Senate Bill 1368, introduced on January 29, 2020, by Juan Mendez (D-District 26), would, if enacted, revise the state science standards to "include instruction on climate change using the 2013 Next Generation Science Standards." Climate change is already part of one of the "Core Ideas…

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