Monthly Archives: January 2016

Good news from Tallahassee

Good news: it looks like the horrible instructional materials bills filed in the state legislature are stuck in the mud. Insiders who are much more knowledgeable about the inner workings of Tallahassee told me that the bills have several committees … Continue reading

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A little press about “instructional materials” bills

An Orlando Sentinel columnist takes apart several bills that Sen. Alan Hays has filed this year in the state legislature: Hays files wild bills in Senate. His bill about school instructional materials, which Florida Citizens for Science opposes, gets a mention: … Continue reading

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Celebrating a decade of promoting and defending science education!

Way back in 2006 Florida Citizens for Science members held their first official meeting, kicking off what would become an exciting, action-packed decade of promoting and defending science education in the Sunshine State. We’ve been in the middle of many … Continue reading

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Update on instructional materials bills

Two companion bills have been filed in the Florida Senate and House that have a lot of potential for disrupting education in Florida schools. These instructional materials bills have more than one focus, but the one most concerning to us … Continue reading

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Florida Citizens for Science News Release

News Release Lawmakers’ Instructional Materials Proposal: Costly Headache for School Boards Jan 11, 2016 Florida Citizens for Science Florida Citizens for Science opposes companion bills filed in the Florida House and Senate, HB899 and SB1018, both entitled “Instructional Materials for … Continue reading

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Yet more examples of what we’re up against

We here at Florida Citizens for Science are tracking two instructional materials bills filed in the Florida legislature that could have wide-ranging negative impacts on textbooks in our state’s classrooms, especially science classes. Please see our previous post for the details … Continue reading

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National Coalition Against Censorship takes an interest

The National Coalition Against Censorship has noticed the instructional materials bills filed in the Florida legislature that we here at Florida Citizens for Science are also tracking: Florida Bills Threaten Science Instruction and Freedom to Read In the end, these bills … Continue reading

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Florida Citizens for Science AGM

We are now confirmed for the FCS 8th AGM to be held on January 23rd inside the Hollis Center Classroom at Stetson University, Deland, 10am to noon. The purpose is to consider the organizations plans for the coming year. In light … Continue reading

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