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Personal Financial Literacy Pilot Program


Classroom PictureP.L.2009, c.153 (A1943/S2211) authorized the establishment of a three-year pilot program to provide high school seniors in selected districts with a personal financial literacy course.  The goal of the pilot program is to ensure that high school graduates in the pilot districts receive instruction on budgeting, savings and investment, credit card debt, and other issues associated with personal financial responsibility. The pilot program will expire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.


Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools – Listen to Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan and Beth Kobliner, a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability discuss the critical importance of financial literacy education in public schools.

For more information about the personal financial literacy pilot program, please contact:
Gary Diggs (609) 777-0369