NJCFE Hosts Roundtable with Assemblywoman McKnight and NJ DOE Assistant Commissioner Greer on the NJ Financial Literacy Standard for Middle Schools

MANALAPAN, N.J. – “Our kids want to learn; they have a hunger to learn. We just have to do it,” said Assemblywoman Angela McKnight at the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education’s (NJCFE) roundtable on Friday. McKnight is a sponsor of the bill A1414, which requires school districts to incorporate financial literacy instruction in each of the grades six through eight to pupils enrolled in those grades, beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

Along with McKnight, NJ Department of Education Assistant Commissioner David Greer spoke from the perspective of the DOE’s Academics and Performance department and its review of standards. He discussed how the DOE is balancing traditional financial education with the new age of technology.

NJCFERTMayThe group of attendees, made up of educators, credit unions, banks, community organization, and more, discussed various curriculum, programs, concerns, and questions surrounding

NJCFE Board member and Rutgers University Professor Dr. Barbara O’Neill then presented on upcoming financial literacy educational programs being offered by NJCFE and Rutgers Cooperative Extension, including two, free Financial Education Boot Camps:

July 31, 2019 - Financial Education Boot Camp 2019

August 1, 2019 - Financial Education Boot Camp 2019

The New Jersey Credit Union Foundation has been partnering with NJCFE since 2011 to promote financial literacy throughout the state of New Jersey.