Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hijinks could ensue

A bill is working its way through our state legislature that will turn over review, approval and selection of instructional materials to local school districts. Currently, instructional materials are reviewed and approved by the state and then districts must spend … Continue reading

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Yes, he could spice things up

Creationist is just one label for Terry Kemple. He was one of the voices in the loud choir protesting evolution’s place in our state science standards. His heavily conservative views in other matters, and his penchant for making sure everyone … Continue reading

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Climate Change

I have to admit that when it comes to the subject of climate change/ global warming I have a lot to learn. Like most of us, my knowledge has been limited to the media and a few articles in science magazines. … Continue reading

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Kemple trying again

Conservative activist Terry Kemple will make third bid for Hillsborough School Board. He does have a following and is getting closer to success in his quest. In case you don’t remember who he is, here’s a column he wrote that … Continue reading

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Inside a private faith-based school

This article is about a South Carolina private faith-based school, but the picture it paints is universal. When School and Scripture Mix. “We introduce them (to evolution) and let them know it’s out there,” Berry said. “To be honest with … Continue reading

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Talk in Bradenton: Misconceptions Around Evolution

Sorry for the short notice, but here is an upcoming event of possible interest to folks in the area: Manatee Democratic Club (formerly the Southeast Manatee County Democratic Club) Thursday, April 18, Luncheon at the Peridia Golf and County Club, … Continue reading

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Next Generation Science Standards released

The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards were released today. Worried that public schools are failing to prepare students for a complex and changing world, educators unveiled new guidelines Tuesday that call for sweeping changes in the way … Continue reading

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Update on the Final Release of the Next Generation Science Standards

The development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is nearing completion, and the final release of the NGSS is anticipated in the second week in April (April 8-12). When the standards are released, they will be available on the … Continue reading

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