American Public Education Foundation
Vision 2020 Report Card

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NEBRASKA

GRADE

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.