Monthly Archives: December 2015

NCSE takes note of Sunshine State bills

The National Center for Science Education has taken note of the instructional materials bills filed in the Florida legislature. Their analysis is thorough, taking note of the many problems the bills have. For instance: “A further provision of the bills … Continue reading

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Tracking Textbook bills

We will use this post to try and keep track of two bills in our state legislature that could change textbook adoption and review procedures. See our previous post for a summary of why these bills are of concern. Senate … Continue reading

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Time to talk about textbooks

The Naples Daily News has a story up about efforts in the Florida legislature to possibly change the way textbooks are reviewed, approved and purchased: Activists look to change “buy” the book procedures Bills in the state House and Senate would … Continue reading

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Boca Raton son and father sue over school’s alleged failure to teach evolution

Two stories have popped up about a possible lawsuit against a Florida school district for not teaching evolution properly. Boca Raton Student Sues District For Failing To Teach Evolution “Evolution is a very important topic and its greatest scientific breakthrough … Continue reading

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Sen. Hays files bill about instructional materials

State senator Alan Hays filed a bill recently (SB 1018: Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education) that says, in part: Each district school board shall ensure that all instructional materials used in the classroom meet the following criteria: b. Provide … Continue reading

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Florida Citizens for Science AGM

FCS will hold their 8th AGM early next year (date and location yet to be determined) The purpose is to consider the organizations plans for the coming year 2016.  With the introduction of the “new” Florida Science Standards(which contain evolution … Continue reading

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2016 Florida Science Fair

2016 marks the 61 st science and engineering fair of Florida. The organizers are seeking more than 400 Judges in all areas of science to interview the talented science research students of Florida. I hope that our organization will provide … Continue reading

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