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Put New Recommendations into Your Classroom Now

Thursday, 6/13/13

The Pennsylvania Task Force on Economic Education and Financial Literacy Education just released a joint report and recommendations with the Departments of Education and Banking & Securities abut the trends and needs in school-based financial education.  While financial literacy and thrift education are not the same, they are closely related.  Sign up NOW for the Franklin's Thrift Summer Institute to discover how you can use thrift lessons as a way to accomplish.financial literacy  Be ahead of the curve!

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Task Force Recommendations:
Recommendation 1: Require every Pennsylvania high school student to complete a standalone capstone course on personal finance in order to graduate.
Recommendation 2: Adopt comprehensive, standalone Pennsylvania K-12 academic standards devoted to personal finance.
Recommendation 3: Provide dedicated funding to support high quality K-12 personal finance instruction and teacher training.
Recommendation 4: Develop a financial education instructional endorsement for secondary teachers in Pennsylvania and corresponding program guidelines for professional educator programs.

The full reports can be downloaded on the moneysbestfriend.com.

 

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