5/16/2008

Financial Literacy

This past session the General Assembly passed HB08-1168, "Concerning financial literacy in kindergarten-through-twelfth grade education." This bill requires revision of the state's model content standards to include "financial literacy," meaning, teaching kids about money and finances. A previous bill, HB04-1360, required that the State Board of Education create a resource bank of materials pertaining to financial literacy. Though it is still partly under construction, this resource bank can be found online on the Colorado Dept. of Education's website or also through the State Publications Library's web catalog. The resource bank includes model curricula, math and economics textbooks, and links to financial institutions offering educational resources.

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