Nebraska

State-by-State Assessment with Regard to Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Education Actions

State Department of Education Link http://www.education.ne.gov/  
Legislation and Authorization L.B. 269
Signed by governor 3/7/12
Creates the Financial Literacy Cash Fund. Provides that the fund will be administered by the University of Nebraska and shall be used to provide assistance to nonprofit entities that offer financial literacy programs to students in grades kindergarten through 12.
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Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards NO
Personal Finance Standards in Career and Techical Education (CTE), Family and Consumer Sciences NO
Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards YES Economics Standard includes Financial Literacy. Extensive personal finance content at high school level and primary grades. Content includes currency; income; decision-making; money management; strategies to establish, build, maintain, monitor, and control credit; savings and investment; risk management and insurance; financial goals. Social Studies Standards revision approved by Board of Education December 2012.
Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standard Minor amount
State Has Adopted Mathematics and English Language Arts Common Core NO. However, Nebraska educators recently completed a formal alignment process of Nebraska Standards and the Common Core Standards in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Personal Finance or Financial Literacy Course Required or Offered

YES Offered by some high schools . In addition, Personal Finance Course 2010-11 Dual Credit is offered through Mid-Plains Community College-North Platte Campus. Personal Finance is required for all business majors. This class is also an education elective for the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Personal Finance Course Required for Graduation   NO
Personal Finance Content required in Economics or Other Course Required for Graduation   NO Nebraska does not require personal finance and economics course for graduation.
Prescribed or Recommended Personal Finance Curriculum  NO
State Requires Economic Reasoning /Thinking Skills  YES Nebraska Standards
State Standard Correlated with Jump$tart Financial Literacy Standard Many of the Jump$tart standards are covered in the social studies and economics content.
State Assessment of Personal Finance Required  NO
Financial Literacy Bills Currently Being Considered by the State Legislature NONE 
Financial Literacy Education Bills Signed by Governor and/or Passed by the House and Senate  L.B. 269 signed by the governor 3/7/12 creates the Financial Literacy Cash Fund. Provides that the fund will be administered by the University of Nebraska and shall be used to provide assistance to nonprofit entities that offer financial literacy programs to students in K-12.
State Appropriations and State Dept Education Funding for K-12 YES Funding for Financial Literacy services and workshops provided by nonprofit entities. 2012
Established Financial Literacy Month N/A