Stanford has just launched an “Understanding Language” Initiative designed to help teachers integrated the new Common Core Standards into English Language Learner instruction. It’s got a lot of plans, and right now it has published a bunch of papers.

It looks like they’re putting a lot of work into it, but I have to admit that skimming through the papers just makes me feel a little depressed (see The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards).

Nevertheless, Common Core is out there, so I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.