science http://wfpl.org en Watch the Ken Ham, Bill Nye Creationism/Evolution Debate Here http://wfpl.org/post/watch-ken-ham-bill-nye-creationismevolution-debate-here <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham and Science Guy Bill Nye </span><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/qa-ken-ham-isnt-out-change-bill-nyes-heart-during-creationevolution-debate-kentucky" style="line-height: 1.5;">are debating evolution and creationism tonight</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at 7 at Ham's Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:48:23 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8471 at http://wfpl.org Watch the Ken Ham, Bill Nye Creationism/Evolution Debate Here Q&A: Ken Ham Isn't Out to 'Change Bill Nye's Heart' During Creation/Evolution Debate in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/qa-ken-ham-isnt-out-change-bill-nyes-heart-during-creationevolution-debate-kentucky <p>The<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-creation-museum-hosts-debate-tvs-bill-nye-science-guy"> highly publicized debate</a>&nbsp;scheduled for Tuesday in Northern Kentucky between Creation Museum president Ken Ham and &nbsp;science educator/television personality Bill Nye has sparked critics from both sides.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some scientists argue that Nye should not engage the topic of creationism; others say Ham needs the the press to raise money for the development of a Bible-themed amusement park.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 8456 at http://wfpl.org Q&A: Ken Ham Isn't Out to 'Change Bill Nye's Heart' During Creation/Evolution Debate in Kentucky Public Opposition to Kentucky's New Education Science Standards Delays Process for Creating Tests http://wfpl.org/post/public-opposition-kentuckys-new-education-science-standards-delays-process-creating-tests <p></p><p>Public opposition to Kentucky&#39;s new science standards has delayed the process for creating student tests tailored to the new material, a state education official says.</p><p>The Kentucky Department of Education now plans to delay testing (or assessments) on the Next Generation Science Standards until 2016, at least, &nbsp;the official says.</p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 10:35:18 +0000 Devin Katayama 7108 at http://wfpl.org Public Opposition to Kentucky's New Education Science Standards Delays Process for Creating Tests Kentucky Committee Rejects New Science Standards; Beshear Will Override the Decision http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-committee-rejects-new-science-standards-beshear-will-override-decision <p>Gov. Steve Beshear says he will override a legislative committee’s decision to reject new science standards that would have updated what Kentucky students should be learning in schools.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Board of Education <a href="/post/kentucky-education-officials-ok-new-science-standards-despite-criticism-evolution">already approved the Next Generation Science Standards this year,</a> but the the state legislative committee had to also approve the changes. </span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:57:49 +0000 Devin Katayama 6809 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Committee Rejects New Science Standards; Beshear Will Override the Decision Education Think-Tank Organization Cautions Against Science Standards http://wfpl.org/post/education-think-tank-organization-cautions-against-science-standards <p>A Washington DC-based education think tank is warning states like Kentucky that the new science standards they're adopting are less effective than they could be.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:54:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6522 at http://wfpl.org Education Think-Tank Organization Cautions Against Science Standards IdeaFestival: Thursday Highlights http://wfpl.org/post/ideafestival-thursday-highlights <p>When the organizers for IdeaFestival said that most events were sold out, they truly meant it. All of Thursday’s presentations were standing-room only.</p><p>Some highlights:</p><p><strong>Peter Sims—Little Bets</strong></p><p>When Kris Kimel introduced Sims, a best-selling author and entrepreneur, he said, “[Sims has] used the words ‘cool’ and ‘I love it’ and ‘awesome’ hundreds of times since he arrived in Louisville.” And indeed, Sims led his presentation with a discussion of Wednesday night’s dinner at Smoketown USA with Kevin Colleran, formerly of Facebook.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:08:52 +0000 Melissa Chipman 1743 at http://wfpl.org IdeaFestival: Thursday Highlights