Back in October, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction released the Financial Education K-12 Learning Standards for Washington classrooms.
The standards identify the knowledge and skills all public school students need to know when it comes to personal finance.
Washington’s Basic Education Act requires that school districts provide opportunities for every student to “understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.”
In January 2016, 11 educators met to consider existing resources and student needs related to financial education. The group reviewed the essential components of financial education standards, using Jump$tart Standards as a foundation.