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ERIC Number: ED521971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-15
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Financial Literacy for High School Students: A Guidance Document to Assist Nevada's School Districts in Meeting the Requirements under SB 317
Nevada Department of Education
The 2009 Nevada Legislature approved Senate Bill 317 (SB 317) requiring that Nevada's public high schools, including charter schools, provide instruction in financial literacy. In an effort to assist school districts with implementation of instruction in financial literacy, the Nevada Department of Education assembled a task force (Financial Literacy Task Force) comprised of teachers and district personnel from around the state to develop this guidance document. The purpose of this document is to provide districts with the requirements of SB 317, an interpretation of the language of SB 317, the correlated state standards, and resources for teaching financial literacy. This document is not policy, nor is it meant to be a curriculum guide; rather, it is a tool to aid school districts in the implementation of SB 317. The document provides an alignment between the requirements of SB 317 and state standards in three content areas: Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Social Studies (Civics and Economics). To assist school district staff and teachers in reading this document, it has been divided into three columns. The first column notes the requirements of SB 317; the second column is an explanation of the content of the bill; and the final column aligns each section of the law with corresponding state standards in Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Social Studies. A resource list is included to assist teachers with the implementation of financial literacy in their classrooms. The list contains free resources available from various government entities, non-profit organizations, and foundations. This is not meant to be an all inclusive list, and no single resource will meet all the requirements of SB 317. (Contains 49 resources.)
Nevada Department of Education. 700 East Fifth Street, Carson City, NV 89701. Tel: 775-687-9200; Fax: 775-687-9101; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Nevada