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New Instructional Materials bill includes “controversial issues” requirement

A bill filed Friday in the Florida Legislature, House Bill 855, proposes making a slew of changes to instructional materials laws, tackling issues like pornography and sex education. Science is not directly mentioned in the bill, but there are two … Continue reading

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News Roundup 2/9/19: Sen. Baxley takes a pounding

Several opinion pieces were published since my last news roundup just one week ago. Every one of them tears into state senator Dennis Baxley’s bill that attacks so-called “controversial theories” in science classrooms. If you need a primer about this … Continue reading

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Join Florida Citizens for Science as we educate the state

We here at Florida Citizens for Science are on a mission to “educate the state” about threats to science education. You’re invited to attend the events Florida Citizens for Science board members will be speaking at all across the state. … Continue reading

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News Roundup 2/2/19: Controversial Theories in Science bill

There was quite a flurry of news earlier this week about the bill filed in the state senate that would allow Florida school districts to create/adopt their own sets of academic standards as long as they are equally or more … Continue reading

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Update 1: “Controversial Theories” bill targeting evolution/climate change referred to committees

A bill filed in the Florida senate that could significantly impact science education if it becomes law is now referred to four committees. The bill would allow school districts to forgo the state academic standards if they want to adopt … Continue reading

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News Roundup 1/20/19

There are several items in the news of interest to us here at Florida Citizens for Science. We’ll start with the budding coverage of a bill filed in our state legislature that could directly impact science education here in the … Continue reading

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Gird up now thy loins

Ahhh, winter break. I slept in this morning, leisurely checked a few things off my errands to-do list, and didn’t worry about waiting for the class change bell to use the bathroom. Now that I’m relaxed and temporarily free of … Continue reading

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Textbook censoring, global warming denying creationists have been given the keys

Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis released the names of those who will be on his education transition committee. Included is a representative from the textbook-censoring, global warming denying, creationist outfit Florida Citizens Alliance. Among the participants are former Brevard County superintendent … Continue reading

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