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Financial Literacy in Kansas

Kansas State Department of Education has developed this webpage to offer support to local school districts concerning personal financial literacy instruction for K-12 schools.

Financial Literacy Standards

National Standards for Personal Financial Education developed by the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and Jump$tart Coalition (Adopted by the Kansas Board of Education July 2022) Downloadable PDF

Summary of National Standards for Personal Financial Education

Financial Literacy Partnerships

KSDE has partnered with several non-profits to offer teacher training, guidance, and resources including:

Education Program Consultant
Family and Consumer Sciences 

Helen Swanson
(785) 296-4912

Program Manager

Nate McAlister

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director
Kansas Volunteer Commission
Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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