SUMMARY OF GRADE
Requires high school financial literacy instruction
K-12 financial literacy standards
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK
In order to graduate from high school, Nebraska students must complete thirty hours of Social Studies/History, including “economic concepts.” In the Nebraska State Board of Education Social Studies Standards, about one third of the high school economics standards are financial literacy-related.
The Nebraska State Board of Education Social Studies Standards also lists the K-12 social studies standards. Nebraska provides financial literacy standards for grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-8, and high school. Under economics for each grade, financial literacy is a standard with its own specific standards for each grade, respectively. This ensures each Nebraska student receives financial literacy in each grade, K-12.
Nebraska also provides a Personal Finance webpage with lesson plans and curricula website links.
Nebraska receives a “B” for financial literacy instruction, as it provides instruction in Grades K-12 through its social studies standards, but only provides minimal instruction in high school through economics standards. In order to receive an “A,” Nebraska must require a stand-alone personal finance course for high school graduation.