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

State Department of Education Link http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/   
Legislation and Authorization H.B. 577
Passed House 2/2/11
Authorizes school boards to implement a financial literacy curriculum for students in high school.
Links to State Bills H.B. 577
Additional Links  
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 NO
Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standard Minor amount
State Has Adopted Mathematics and English Language Arts Common Core YES
Personal Finance or Financial Literacy Course Required or Offered The state offers .5 Personal Finance credit in Business Fundamentals, and through the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program for ninth through twelfth grade students.
Personal Finance Course Required for Graduation   NO
Personal Finance Content required in Economics or Other Course Required for Graduation   NO Mississippi does not required personal finance and economics course for graduation.
Prescribed or Recommended Personal Finance Curriculum  State recommends various lessons as resources.
State Requires Economic Reasoning /Thinking Skills  YES
State Standard Correlated with Jump$tart Financial Literacy Standard NO
State Assessment of Personal Finance Required  NO
Financial Literacy Bills Currently Being Considered by the State Legislature H.B. 637 requires the state Board of Education to implement a financial literacy curriculum for public schools on or before the 2014-2015 academic school year. It provides that the course in financial literacy shall account for a one-half Carnegie unit; requires successful passage of the course as a graduation requirement; establishes the ""Financial Literacy Trust Fund"" as a special fund in the state treasury; and provides for the funds administration; amends §37-7-301 in conformity to the preceding provisions.
Financial Literacy Education Bills Signed by Governor and/or Passed by the House and Senate  S.B. 3016, signed by the governor 4/26/04, in Chapter 408 authorizes school boards to implement a financial literacy program for students in Grades 10-11. A number of other bills have died in committee. The focus was to authorize and direct school boards to expand financial education and to implement financial literacy curriculum for high school students.
State Appropriations and State Dept Education Funding for K-12 NO 
Established Financial Literacy Month N/A