Piggy Bank Craft

Piggy Bank CraftStudents from Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore City created their own piggy banks with a new twist.  Their banks included four slots: one for saving, one for investing, one for donating and one for spending.  Interested in using this activity with your students?

Contact Debbie Batchelor for the graphics and directions.

Survey of the States – 2016

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The state of K–12 economic and financial education in the United States.

Key Findings

  • Since 2014, two additional states include personal finance in their K-12 standards and require those standards to be taught.
  • While more states are implementing standards in personal finance, the number of states that require high school students to take a course in personal finance remains unchanged since 2014 – just 17 states.
  • Only 20 states require high school students to take a course in economics – that’s less than half the country and two fewer states than in 2014.
  • There has been no change in the number of states that require standardized testing of economic concepts – the number remains at 16.

About Survey of the States

Every two years, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) conducts a comprehensive look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States, collecting data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The biennial Survey of the States serves as an important benchmark for our progress, revealing both how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. There has been notable progress since the first survey was published in 1998, yet the pace of change has slowed.