In short, these issues are why the Common Core was developed, approved, and implemented. Read the standards closely. If we teach the CCSS, students should be able to head to college with more confidence and less anxiety. College still won't be stress free (or less expensive!), but it will be more manageable . . .
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If you're looking for some quick inspiration, check out the "Eye on Education" channel on YouTube. They have very short videos from experts on relevant educational topics. Enjoy!