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South Dakota
February 25, 2019
South Dakota's House Bill 1270, which would have allowed the misrepresentation of science in the public school classroom, was rejected by the House of Representatives on a 21-46-3 vote on February 25, 2019. If enacted, HB 1270 would ostensibly have allowed public school teachers to help…
South Dakota
February 22, 2019
House Concurrent Resolution 1002, which would have urged the adoption of a code of ethics for public school teachers with a provision that could have adversely affected science education, was withdrawn from consideration by its chief sponsor on February 19, 2019. As Ars Technica (January 29,…
Iowa
February 22, 2019
Iowa's House File 428 would, if enacted, revert the state's science standards to "the science standards utilized by school districts in this state during the 2014-2015 school year" — just before the state adopted the Next Generation Science Standards. The bill was introduced on February 19,…
Indiana
February 22, 2019
A provision in Indiana's Senate Bill 373 that would have allowed public school districts to "require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science" was removed from the bill by the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development before it voted, 8…
South Dakota
February 21, 2019
South Dakota's House Bill 1270 passed the House Education Committee on a 8-6 vote on February 20, 2019, despite the opposition of the state's leading educational organizations. If enacted, HB 1270 would ostensibly allow public school teachers to help students "understand, analyze, critique…

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