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Evolution Debate Again Engulfs Texas Board Of Ed

The Texas Board of Education has extended preliminary approval of new science textbooks, but held up one biology tome because of alleged factual errors.

11/22/2013

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State Education Board Delays Textbook Vote

The Texas Board of Education has refused to approve a biology book by one of the nation’s largest publishers, pending an expert review of supposed “errors” on evolution.

11/22/2013

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Evolution At Issue Again In Textbook Debate

Texas is bracing for another clash over how to teach evolution, as the board of education approves new science textbooks. A final public hearing is set for Wednesday.

11/20/2013

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Eating Boogers May Boost Immune System

A biochemist is making waves with a new theory that picking your nose — and eating it — may be an evolutionarily-backed way to boost your immune system’s protective powers.

05/02/2013

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Just The Facts: The Pros & Cons Of Homeschooling

Over 1.5 million children are homeschooled by their parents in the U.S.

04/17/2013

TV personality Bill Nye attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures "The Astronaut Farmer" at the Cinerama Dome on February 20, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Bill Nye Defends His Creationism Critique

Bill Nye said that he is not attacking religion in his recent video comment on evolution versus creationism, but added that adults who deny evolution are hurting America’s future.

08/28/2012

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Fight Over Teaching Evolution In Texas Fizzles

Unlike the fiery debate that erupted two years ago, an expected fight over teaching evolution in Texas public schools has likely fizzled.

07/22/2011

Mugs depicting the evolution of man are pictured at the home of British naturalist Charles Darwin. (credit: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Education Board Debates Evolution Again

The debate over teaching evolution in public schools is resurfacing, as the state education board meets to discuss student science materials.

07/21/2011

Barbara Cargill, State Board of Education. (credit: Caleb Bryant Miller/The Texas Tribune)

New State Board Of Education Chair Off To Rocky Start

The Texas State Board of Education is meeting this week for the first time under its conservative new chairwoman appointed by Governor Rick Perry.

07/20/2011

Before sitting in the Oval Office, many former presidents worked in the classroom as schoolteachers including John Adams, James Garfield, Chester Arthur and Lyndon Johnson.

Arlington Lawmaker Wants Protection For Creationists

An Arlington lawmaker wants added protections for critics of evolution on the state’s college campuses. Representative Bill Zedler has introduced a bill that forbids discrimination or penalty of teachers or students who express support of intelligent design.

03/18/2011