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

State Department of Education Link   
Legislation and Authorization A lot of Bills have passed regarding financial literacy. Nothing resulting in requirement for graduation, or required stand-alone Standard.
Links to State Bills Financial Literacy Legislation Link
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 YES Economic education/financial literacy is the integration of various factors relating to personal financial management including: understanding financial institutions; using money; learning to manage personal assets and liabilities; creating budgets; and any other factors that may assist an individual in this commonwealth to be financially responsible. (PA DOE)
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

NO Financial Literacy may be taught in CSPG 33 – Business, Computer and Information Technology; CSPG 35 – Citizenship Education; CSPG 44 – Family and Consumer Sciences; CSPG 49 – Marketing/Distributive Education; CSPG 50 – Mathematics; and CSPG 59 – Social Studies.

Personal Finance Course Required for Graduation  NO
Personal Finance Content required in Economics or Other Course Required for Graduation   NO Pennsylvania does not require economics and personal finance for graduation.
Prescribed or Recommended Personal Finance Curriculum  Consultation services are offered to assist school districts in aligning Finance Education objectives with the Academic Standards and Common Core using the Standards Aligned System website ss.
State Requires Economic Reasoning /Thinking Skills  YES
State Standard Correlated with Jump$tart Financial Literacy Standard NO Not closely aligned.
State Assessment of Personal Finance Required  NO
Financial Literacy Bills Currently Being Considered by the State Legislature H.R. 144 recognizes the month of April 2013 as "Financial Literacy Month" in Pennsylvania.
Financial Literacy Education Bills Signed by Governor and/or Passed by the House and Senate  H.B. 101 was vetoed by the governor 10/22/10 but overridden 11/17/10. Act 104 provides for economic education and personal financial literacy programs.
State Appropriations and State Dept Education Funding for K-12 NO 
Established Financial Literacy Month YES Passed House 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Recognizes the month of April as "Financial Literacy Month" in Pennsylvania. 2013 GOVERNOR CORBETT PROCLAIMS APRIL AS 'FINANCIAL EDUCATION MONTH'