Obama Administration Releases ‘Educator Toolkit’ for the 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge

The US Treasury just released the 2011 "toolkit" which is publicly available to educators to use in their classrooms.

Per the release notes,

Empowering students with the knowledge they need to make smart financial choices about saving, budgeting, and investing for the future is good for the long-term strength of our economy,” said Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. “It will help ensure that young people have the skills they need to achieve financial security, and that will help us continue to build this recovery on a strong and sustainable foundation.

Our students need to graduate high school ready for college and career if they’re going to compete in a global economy,” said U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.  “Incorporating financial literacy, through Treasury’s online educator toolkit or other significant learning materials, will encourage students to make smart long-term investments, such as preparing to pay for college.

The toolkit will cover the five core competencies the US Treasury believes to be crucial to financial ed.

  • earning
  • spending
  • borrowing
  • saving
  • protecting against risk


The online exam will be available to high school students beginning March 7th.  Of course, we'll be taking the exam here, and will report back as to what we think of the program overall.

This is a great resource for all of us dedicated to the financial education and independence that our students deserve.


Source- challenge.treas.gov/toolkit/