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Florida Science Education needs you!

Who would have ever thought that in the 21st Century, in the State that is the Gateway to Space, we would have to put forward a fight to save Science? Florida Citizens for Science had been fighting the good fight … Continue reading

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Science Education not important in Florida senate

With an 8 to 0 vote in the Florida senate education committee yesterday, SB 770 cleared its first hurdle after undergoing several changes. Despite an overhaul of the bill and a couple of amendments tacked on, our key concern about … Continue reading

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News & Updates 3/17/19

We’re monitoring several bills in our state legislature that could negatively impact science education. The good news is that so far there has been very little movement. One has been scheduled for a committee hearing and others have gotten some … Continue reading

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Getting ready for another wild ride in Tallahassee

The state legislative session kicks off Tuesday. We here at Florida Citizens for Science are as busy as can be as we monitor several bad bills filed in the legislature that can negatively impact science education. Additionally, the review of … Continue reading

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Should Florida students be allowed to graduate with only one science course?

A bill filed in the Florida senate has very serious implications for science and math education: Proposed bill would allow Florida students to ditch advanced math for industry certifications State Senator Travis Hutson (R-St. Johns) introduced a bill last week that, … Continue reading

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Florida Dept. of Education is looking for your input about standards

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis caused quite a stir when he announced he was directing Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to review the state’s academic standards and suggest revisions by January 1, 2020. I believe every single news story focused nearly exclusively on … Continue reading

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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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