The first public Draft of the Next Generation Science Standards will be released Friday, May 11, 2012. Public comment will be available online and the feedback window will close June 1, 2012. I will give you complete information once the site is up.
In preparation for the release of the Draft NGSS, you may want to skim the following resources:
– the Framework for K-12 Science Education Standards
– NSTA Readers Guide to the Framework
– Science and Engineering Practices article by Roger Bybee
For more information go to www.nextgenscience.org and www.nsta.org/about/standardsupdate.