[caption id="attachment_119855" align="alignleft" width="215"] The next-generation science standards are internationally benchmarked.[/caption]

A second draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, which are being developed with input from 26 states, is open for public review and comment until Jan. 29.

The revised draft, released Jan. 8, continues to focus on what the National Research Council (NRC) calls its "three dimensions" of science proficiency: practices, cross-cutting concepts, and core ideas in various science disciplines.

School leaders, educators, and other stakeholders who'd like to weigh in on the second draft can read learn how to do so...

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