Schools roll out Common Core: A primer on what really changes and whether it will last

CINCINNATI – Ready or not, Common Core standards are in full swing this school year in Ohio. The state joins Kentucky and 41 others that have implemented the guidelines meant to make U.S. students better prepared for college and the working world.

Since Ohio lawmakers approved of the standards in 2010, school districts have spent millions of dollars retraining teachers and buying new textbooks and other learning resources.

What really changes with Common Core? A lot, it turns out.

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