FinEd50 Spring Newsletter

2024 Survey of the States 

Every two years, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) conducts a comprehensive look into the state of K–12 economic and financial education in the United States, collecting data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The biennial Survey of the States serves as an important benchmark for progress in K–12 economic and financial education, revealing both how far we’ve come as a country—and how far we still have to go. This year’s report found an unprecedented growth in personal finance requirements – up 12 states in the last two years! This means that students in 35 states must take personal finance to graduate from high school. Twenty of those states require a stand-alone semester of personal finance – the gold standard! There is still work to be done to ensure these laws are fully and properly implemented and to reach FinEd50’s goal of all 50 states, but we are thrilled by the progress of the last two years. Thank you to all FinEd50 partners for the work and support in this important endeavor. 

FinEd50 Welcomes the Bipartisan Policy Center 

We are thrilled to welcome the Bipartisan Policy Center to FinEd50! The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), an esteemed non-profit organization that brings together Republicans and Democrats—and provides them with the space, policy insights, and evidence-based research they need to negotiate in good faith—to help turn legislators’ best ideas into passable, durable laws. BPC recently acquired the American Savings Education Council – formerly the Employee Benefit Research Institute – which convenes senior industry representatives, regulators and lawmakers, and other key stakeholders to foster open dialogue and advance key issues related to financial well-being.  

April is Financial Literacy Month 

April is Financial Literacy Month each year. For us at FinEd50, every month is Financial Literacy Month, but we’re happy there’s a dedicated month for the rest of the country to celebrate! Check out CEE’s Financial Literacy Month resources here and add your voice to the nationwide conversation about financial literacy throughout the month of April.