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Pitman High School recognized by NGPF as Gold Standard School for Financial Literacy Education

Pitman High School recognized by NGPF as Gold Standard School for Financial Literacy Education

 

Nov 18, 2020, Palo Alto, Calif. Next Gen Personal Finance, a leading non-profit provider of financial education curriculum and teacher professional development, has recognized Pitman High School as a Gold Standard School for requiring all students to take at least one semester of personal finance before graduation.

 

With fewer than 1 in 5 students nationwide (18.3%) receiving this level of access to a comprehensive financial education in high school today, Pitman High School is one of just 1,247 NGPF Gold Standard or Future Gold Standard Schools.

 

Outside of the five states (Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia) that currently require their high school students to take a personal finance class of at least one semester, the responsibility falls on individual schools and school districts to ensure all students take this common-sense course. Outside these five mandate states, fewer than 1 in 10 high school students (9.3%) are required to take at least one semester of personal finance to graduate. This makes Pitman High School’s Gold Standard achievement all the more impressive.

 

“Behind each of these trail-blazing schools is a story,” said Tim Ranzetta, NGPF’s co-founder and CEO, “a story of a teacher, parent, grandparent, student, administrator, local representative or businessperson who asked an important question: Why don’t we teach ALL students about the real-world financial decisions they’ll be making every day for the rest of their lives?”

 

See NGPF’s full Progress Report for 2019-2020 recognizing Pitman High School here.

 

About NGPF:

Next Gen Personal Finance (ngpf.org) is a go-to financial education resource used by over 40,000 educators who serve over 2 million middle and high school students throughout the U.S. Through its engaging curriculum, interactive teacher professional development, and nationwide advocacy initiatives, NGPF is working toward Mission: 2030, when ALL students will take at least one semester of personal finance before graduating from high school by the year 2030. NGPF’s endowment allows anyone to access its curricular resources, teacher professional development, and advocacy support at no cost.