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Financial Literacy Lessons Get Common Core Alignment

Educators preparing for Common Core State Standards will now have access to tools aligning financial literacy curriculum to the new standards, according to a release from the Council for Economic Education (CEE).

CEE has aligned more than 400 K-12 economics and personal finance lessons to the new standards, according to the release, including lessons from the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum and the EconEdLink free online resource.

Financial Fitness for Life is a personal finance curriculum for K-12 students designed to teach "students how to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions about important aspects of personal finance, such as earning income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing money," according to the CEE Web site.

EconEdLink contains internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and students. The resource is free to everyone, according to a release, and contains teacher and student versions of more than 785 lessons targeted for grades K-12.

CEE has also launched an online alignment tool that allows educators to search and connect financial literacy lessons by their corresponding standards. The Common Core State Standards alignment tool is available free on the CEE Web site.

"We're excited to introduce this resource to teachers across the country, as they begin prepping for the new school year," said Nan J. Morrison, CEO and president of CEE, in a release.  "The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a significant factor in education today, and CEE's lessons offer a fresh, dynamic way to teach personal finance and economic education while incorporating the competencies in the Common Core.  Our new alignment tool will make it easier for teachers to find resources to help them teach these important skill sets."

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