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09.26.2017

The new state science standards proposed in New Mexico — which omit references to evolution, human responsibility for climate change, and the age of the earth — are attracting scrutiny and criticism across the state.

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09.25.2017

Kenneth R. Miller

At a recent meeting of NCSE's board of directors, Kenneth R. Miller was elected as president, replacing Francisco J. Ayala, whose term on the board expired.

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09.22.2017

Naomi OreskesNCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on receiving the James Shea Award for 2017. Presented by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, the award honors "exceptional contributions in the form of writing and/or editing of Earth science materials (broadly construed) that are of interest to the general public and/or teachers of Earth science."

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09.22.2017

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NCSE is seeking to hire a Director of Development. 

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09.20.2017

Eugenie C. Scott

Described as an "award-winning scholar and champion of science," NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott received an honorary degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, at the university's Academic Convocation on  September 15, 2017.

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09.19.2017

"New Mexico's Public Education Department unveiled proposed teaching standards ... that critics say would omit references to evolution, rising global temperatures and the age of Earth from the state's science curriculum," reports the Albuquerque Journal (September 16, 2017).

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09.05.2017

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Around the world, there is a high level of acceptance of anthropogenic climate change on the part of people under the age of thirty, according to the latest Global Shaper Survey, conducted by the World Economic Forum.

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09.01.2017

As New York begins its transition to a new set of state science standards (PDF) that contain climate change, the New York State School Boards Association issued a new report, "When Politics Enters the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change in Schools" (PDF), to prepare school leaders and educators for the changes and challenges ahead.

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