New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

21st Century Life and Careers

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Personal Financial Literacy Pilot Program

Background

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.

Legislation

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