From the ECS State Policy Database
Religion--Scientific Creationism (Evolution)

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State Status/Date Level Summary
TNBecame law without governor's signature 04/2012P-12Teacher Protections -- Evolution
H.B. 368
Provides that the state board, district, school board, or school administrators shall not prohibit any teacher for how he/she reviews controversial science subjects (e.g., evolution, cloning, global warming). Protects the teacher from discipline.

LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Science Education and Instruction
S.B. 733
Creates the Science Education Act; relates to curriculum and instruction in public elementary and secondary schools; provides that, upon request of a city, parish, or school board, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall allow and assist te...

NVDied 03/2006P-12Truth in Science Initiative
Initiative Petition
The Truth in Science Initiative (Initiative) proposes to add a new section to the Constitution regarding
how evolution is to be taught in the state's schools. Under the Initiative, students must be informed that
although most scientists agree that Darwin's the...