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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…
Florida
March 1, 2019
Florida's Senate Bill 1454, filed on February 27, 2019, would, if enacted, revise the state's laws concerning public school instructional materials — and possibly affect science education. The bill is identical to House Bill 855, which, as NCSE previously reported, would require instructional…
Rhode Island
March 1, 2019
Rhode Island's House Resolution 5563 (PDF) 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…
Maine
March 1, 2019
Maine's Legislative Document 589 (House Paper 433), which would have required the adoption of a code of ethics for public school teachers with a provision that could have adversely affected science education, was unanimously rejected by the House Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on…
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