State Board of Education Approves Financial Literacy for Math Curriculum

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April 23, 2012

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“CPPP applauds the State Board of Education for approving robust curriculum standards for the new statutory requirement (SB 290) that financial literacy be incorporated into the K-8 grade math curriculum. The standards, which include content about the connection between educational attainment and earnings, along with instruction about financial preparation for postsecondary education, will help Texas students become more financially capable adults.”

In response to our comment letter—endorsed by six other stakeholders—the State Board of Education incorporated nearly all of our recommendations focused on increasing student financial capability and family financial stability.