Feb 22, 2022
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Curriculum Announcements: Jump$tart Standards

As part of NGPF's commitment to keeping our resources current, we’ve updated the Jump$tart Standards across ALL of our high school and middle school courses!

This update ensures our curriculum remains aligned with the most up-to-date standards and reflects the newest edition of the National Standards for Personal Financial Education.


1. What has been updated?

In our high school curriculum, we’ve updated all our lesson guides, unit plans, case studies, and Nearpods to reflect the newest standards. This includes the 9-Week Course, Semester Course, Full Year Course, and Financial Algebra Course. 

We’ve also updated our Middle School Course, including all lesson guides and unit plans. Nearpods are coming soon!


2. What are the Jump$tart Standards?

The National Standards for Personal Financial Education were created by the Jump$tart Coalition and Council for Economic Education (CEE) to identify core personal finance knowledge and skills, as well as to provide a framework for curriculum progression through elementary, middle, and high school. 

The standards are organized around six topics: 

  • Earning Income
  • Spending
  • Saving
  • Investing
  • Managing Credit
  • Managing Risk


3. How Have the Jump$tart Standards Changed? 

You might notice some changes in the new standards, including the removal of Financial Decision Making as its own category of standards. 

The standards were also updated to include “current topics such as behavioral finance, higher education financial planning, identity theft, financial technology, mobile payments, cryptocurrency, and alternative financial services”(National Standards for Personal Financial Education).

If you’d like to explore the new standards more in-depth, you can read the full report here.


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About the Author

Kathryn Dawson

Kathryn (she/her) is excited to join the NGPF team after 9 years of experience in education as a mentor, tutor, and special education teacher. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in policy analysis and management and has a master's degree in education from Brooklyn College. Kathryn is looking forward to bringing her passion for accessibility and educational justice into curriculum design at NGPF. During her free time, Kathryn loves embarking on cooking projects, walking around her Seattle neighborhood with her partner and dog, or lounging in a hammock with a book.

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