The Common Core education standards that the state is currently seeking to implement are designed with the understanding that there are certain sets of knowledge that everyone needs to succeed. With that in mind, these standards seek to ensure all Ohio children are able to meet that standard of success.

If you are confused by conflicting opinions of Common Core, you are in the right place. Below you will find several links to help you better understand this initiative. As always, you should feel free to contact my office with any additional questions. You can also read my thoughts on Common Core here.


Senator Peggy Lehner

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The Columbus Dispatch: "Students need challence of Common Core"

The National Review: "Truth about Common Core"

The Fordham Institute: "Common Core Watch"

Read the Actual Common Core Standards for Math

Read the Actual Common Core Standards for Literacy

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lehner To Announce Proposal Aimed At Keeping Children In The Classroom, Ending Cycles Of Poverty


COLUMBUS - State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) will join lawmakers and education leaders on Tuesday to announce reforms aimed at addressing cycles of poverty by helping keep students with disciplinary concerns on the path to diploma attainment. 


Lehner Announces Senate Budget That Closes Fiscal Shortfall And Protects Essential Services


“This was a very challenging budget but I feel overall that the neediest in our state have been protected and I hope that the conference committee will continue building on the work that has been done," said Lehner, who serves as a member of the Senate Finance Committee that is charged with balancing the state's two-year budget. "I am especially proud of what we were able to achieve in supporting children in drug-affected families."


Lehner Honors Oakwood High School National Academic Decathlon Champions


"It is an honor to recognize such an intelligent and gifted group of students," said Lehner. "I commend their hard work and dedication in academics and I look forward to seeing all that they accomplish in the coming years." 


Lehner Joins National Experts To Present On Features Of World's Top-Performing Education Systems


"Serving on the NCSL Education Study Group has afforded me the opportunity to explore an array of best practices contributing to the world's top-performing education systems," said Lehner. "We still have much to learn, but I look forward to working with our partners and state lawmakers to implement some of these strategies aimed at maximizing educational outcomes here in Ohio."