National Financial Capability Challenge

Today is the first day of the 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge! Check out this video message from Secretary Duncan encouraging high school teachers to sign up their students to participate. See the press release. Read a blog post by a high school business teacher.

If we teach students about money while they’re young, they’ll be in better financial shape in the future. We’re hoping the Challenge will encourage state and local leaders to weave financial education into schools—starting even earlier than high school—so students are ready to make important financial decisions when they need to.

Phil Martin
Office of the Secretary

Click here for an accessible version of the video.

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  1. I’m proud to say that my son made it in the top 20% test results in this year’s National Financial Capability Challege! It’s great to see that New Jersey schools are educating our children so well!

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