By Greg Blough, Principal, K-12 Marketing
With the recent momentum around financial literacy education mandates this year in states such as Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia and South Carolina, there are now fifteen states that require a personal finance course for high school graduates. EVERFI is excited to see state legislatures continue to focus on financial education as a need, because we know how important it is to set students up for success in life. But we know that when these mandates are passed, it means that district administrators and teachers take on a big project in terms of building out these personal finance courses, selecting partners and curriculum to align to standards and making sure that their district is able to meet the mandate by the deadline set by the legislature. And it also means training new teachers as well who can teach these courses.
EVERFI aligns with Jump$tart standards, and we are here to help teachers and administrators nationwide navigate these financial education mandates in their districts. Even if your state doesn’t yet have a personal finance education mandate, these critical lessons are still very valuable in preparing your students for career and life success, and helping them to thrive in an ever-changing world.
EVERFI is here to support educators this school year and beyond by offering engaging, self-paced lessons that your students can access anywhere. Thanks to hundreds of strategic partners who share this mission, EVERFI provides these digital resources to K-12 schools, districts and students free of charge.
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