Cutting to the Common Core: Academic Language Development Network

    Susan O’Hara, Jeff Zwiers, and Robert Pritchard explain the mission of the Academic Language Development Network

    The Academic Language Development Network ( is a collaborative project, co-housed at the University of California Davis and Stanford University. The Network focuses on research-based teaching and assessment practices for developing the complex academic language, literacy, and thinking skills that support the learning of the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and new ELD standards. One of the main purposes of this network is to share ongoing research and effective professional development resources for building system-wide capacity to meet the instructional needs of academic English learners. To read the full story, click here.