Teaching Money Virginia

Background

Teaching MoneyVA.org was created in 2011 to help Virginia’s high school teachers find quality resources that they can use in teaching Virginia’s new economics and personal finance course.

This site is brought to you by Financial Institutions for Financial Literacy (FIFL).  FIFL is a partnership among the following companies whose mission is to make Virginia the number one state for public/private partnership in promoting financial literacy and in creating tools to foster the education of Virginia students.  Thanks to them for their financial, materials and human resources support.  

 

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

BB&T Charitable Foundation

Capital One

Genworth Foundation

Scott & Stringfellow, Inc.

SunTrust Foundation

Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation

Virginia Credit Union

Wells Fargo 

 

Thanks also to the following organizations that worked in an in-kind capacity to create, design and implement TeachingMoneyVA.org.  

 

Capital One

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia

Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation

Virginia Council on Economic Education

Virginia Credit Union

Virginia Credit Union League

Virginia Department of Education

 

These organizations along with those that are part of the Review Team will provide the ongoing maintenance.

 

Background on Virginia’s Economics and Personal Finance Requirement

In February 2009, the Virginia Board of Education adopted revisions to the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (8 VAC 20-131-5 et seq). Included in these revisions were changes to graduation requirements effective with the ninth-grade class of 2010-2011. One of the changes is the addition of a one-credit requirement in economics and personal finance as a condition to graduate from high school (except those earning a Modified Standard Diploma). The implementation of these new graduation requirements was delayed one year by the General Assembly in 2010 and becomes effective for the students who enter the ninth grade in the 2011-12 school year. 

 

The Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning, adopted by the Board of Education, and accompanying Curriculum Frameworks provide the foundation for the content of this course. 

 

School divisions have the authority to determine whether the course is taught as a one-credit course in economics and personal finance, as two half-credit courses – one each in economics and personal finance, or a combination of both. School divisions may also determine at which grade level(s) high school students will take the course. 

 

TeachingMoneyVA.org uses the Resource Criteria as a guide in selecting the curriculum resources to be included in this database. All submissions are reviewed by the Review Team.  Inclusion in the database does not constitute endorsement of the materials, and resource providers may not use this inclusion to imply approval or endorsement.

All submissions are accepted at the sole discretion of the TeachingMoneyVA.org Review Team. We reserve the right to decline a submission for any reason and do not comment on unsuccessful submissions. 

TeachingMoneyVA.org or its partner organizations do not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in these resources, the availability of these resources, or the user’s satisfaction with the resources.

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