A draft of the Next-Generation Science Standards is now available for public review. The NGSS are available at http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards, and the public comment period continues until June 1.

The Kentucky Department of Education encourages educators, parents, business people, scientists, engineers and all others interested in science education to review the draft standards and submit their comments. This public review period is an important opportunity for Kentucky residents to influence the standards that will guide how our nation’s students will learn science for years to come.