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Teaching Personal Finance in Colorado
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Personal Financial Literacy Resources
- Search by grade level for tools, standards-aligned lesson plans and digital programs to teach Personal Finance
- Search for student & teacher scholarship and grant opportunities
- Online personal financial literacy resources
Personal Financial Literacy Standards
Instructional support is grounded in CDE's shared approach to Best, First Instruction as well as practices and strategies supported by professional organizations and scholars at the leading edge of Personal Financial Literacy education.
The MoneyWi$er vision is for all Colorado youth to have opportunities to master personal financial literacy standards throughout their education and to make financially capable and informed decisions during their lifetime. Check out current MoneyWi$er programs below!
Get Involved in Personal Finance Education
There are many opportunities to connect and grow as a professional educator with the larger personal finance education community, including mailing lists, professional organizations, and events.
Personal Finance Education Legislation
Though the state board strongly encourages local school district boards to require personal finance courses and curriculum throughout the state, only about 25% of districts include personal finance in their approved graduation requirements.
CRS 22-32-135 (2004)
“Strongly Encourages” local district school boards to adopt PFL as a part of district curriculum and graduation requirements
HB 08-1168 (2008)
Financial Literacy Standards established and then revised and implemented by fall 2020
SB 09-256 Section 17 (2009)
Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) required for all graduates. Personal Financial Literacy is a quality indicator within ICAP requirements
CRS 22-2-127 (2015)
Financial Literacy resource bank and technical assistance
Concerning Financial Literacy Standards for Public Schools
HB 22-1366 (2022)
Improving Students' Postsecondary Options
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