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Financial literacy education will now be mandatory for graduation

The Palm Beach Post – Ashley McBride

“You’ve probably heard a child lament, “when am I ever going to use this?” in reference to seemingly arcane school work. Maybe you were that child. For the past two years, students in Palm Beach County have received lessons on a topic with immediate real-world application: money. This year, it’ll be mandatory for Florida high schools to include financial literacy education as a graduation requirement, but in Palm Beach County, the concept has been included in the K-12 curriculum since 2014. Aaron Standish, the financial literacy coordinator for the school district, said in an email that the goal this year is to expand the programs to incorporate more community involvement.”(more)

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