Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

February 25, 2020
Senate File 3517, introduced in the Minnesota Senate on February 24, 2020, would, if enacted, require public school districts in the state "to embed climate change education throughout all subject areas, not just in science curriculum" and allocate $1 million yearly to do so. Sponsored by Charles…
February 24, 2020
Do you have an interesting story about evolution that you’d like to share with the world? Scientists and science educators of all stripes — students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators — are invited to enter the Ninth Annual Evolution Video Competition, sponsored by the…
February 24, 2020
Connecticut's House Bill 5215 (PDF), introduced by the Joint Committee on Education on February 20, 2020, would amend the Connecticut General Statutes to require the teaching of climate change in science classes consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (which Connecticut adopted in…
February 18, 2020
House File 2184, introduced on January 30, 2020, and referred to the House Education Committee, would, if enacted, require the state board of education to adopt a code of ethics to prevent public school teachers in the state from engaging in what it describes as "political or ideological…
February 18, 2020
The astronomer and priest George V. Coyne, S.J., died on February 11, 2020, at the age of 87, according to The New York Times (February 14, 2020), which said that he "defended Galileo and Darwin against doctrinaire Roman Catholics and challenged atheists, too, by insisting that science and…
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…
February 18, 2020
NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch contributed "All Aboard the Evolution Bus!" (PDF) to the February 2020 issue of The American Biology Teacher, published by the National Association of Biology Teachers. Branch's column focused on NABT's recently updated statement on the teaching of…
February 14, 2020
Darwin Day resolutions have been again introduced in both houses of Congress, according to a February 12, 2020, press release from the American Humanist Association. The resolutions — House Resolution 847 and Senate Resolution 495 — would, if passed, express support of designating February 12, 2020…
February 13, 2020
It took less than five minutes to destroy my YouTube recommendations. I’ll admit that sometimes I go undercover to lurk around climate skeptic Facebook groups. In order to be effective at my job, I need to understand the nuances of the climate change misinformation campaign and there is no better…
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