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09.19.2016

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NCSE's Josh Rosenau contributed a column about the NCSE/Penn State survey (PDF) of climate change education in the United States to TES (September 19, 2016).

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09.16.2016

Members of the Texas state board of education launched a preemptive attack on a panel appointed to streamline the state science standards for biology during its September 14, 2016, meeting, according to the Texas Freedom Network's Kathy Miller, who criticized the attack in a September 16, 2016, letter to the board posted on the Texas Freedom Network's blog.

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09.13.2016

Bruce AlbertsNCSE is pleased to congratulate Bruce Alberts on receiving the 2016 Lasker-Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science.

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09.09.2016

The War on Science

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Shawn Otto's The War on Science (Milkweed Editions, 2016). .

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09.09.2016

A new lawsuit challenges a chain of public charter schools in Arizona for their religious advocacy — which reportedly includes creationism. In a September 7, 2016, press release, Americans United for Separation of Church and State explained, "Heritage Academy, which has campuses in Mesa, Queen Creek[,] and Laveen, uses a textbook in its mandatory American government class for seniors that teaches students religious concepts such as creationism, divine judgment after death and the Ten Commandments. The public charter school also teaches religious principles through other class curricula."

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09.06.2016

Minda BerbecoNCSE bids farewell to Minda Berbeco, who joined NCSE as a Programs and Policy Director in 2012 to work on its climate change education initiative.

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09.06.2016

Phyllis Schlafly and Ronald Reagan in 1987, via Wikimedia CommonsThe conservative political activist Phyllis Schlafly died on September 5, 2016, at the age of 92, according to The New York Times (September 5, 2016).

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09.01.2016

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NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. 

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08.31.2016

One of the 2014 boats running Lava Falls

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations are now available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven. From June 29 to July 7, 2017, NCSE will again explore the wonders of creation and evolution on a Grand Canyon river run. 

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08.22.2016

Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala

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

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