Financial Literacy

In June 2021, Rhode Island Governor McKee signed a law (RIGL 16-22-13) requiring the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, in consultation with the RI Department of Education (RIDE), to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools. The K-12 Council approved Rhode Island's updated Financial Literacy standards in December, 2021. Beginning with the graduating class of 2024, all students must demonstrate proficiency in consumer education prior to graduating high school. 

This legislation helps ensure that every Rhode Islander graduates high school with an understanding of how to manage their personal finances. This can break cycles of poverty, and make sure that all families can benefit from our economy. RIDE has prepared a series of resources to support students, families, schools, and LEAs meet the requirements of this legislation. 

Please reach out to with any questions. 

Professional Development for Middle & High School Teachers through Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) 

RIDE is partnering with Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) to ensure access to high-quality financial literacy professional development for middle and high school teachers. This opportunity includes on-demand sessions that are self-paced and flexible as well as multiple curricula supports for unit-based, semester, and full year instruction. 

The goals of this professional development endeavor: 

  • Support teachers in implementing financial literacy curricula.

  • Equip schools and districts with access to high quality materials to successfully support students in graduating high school with an understanding of how to manage their personal finances. 

Please email Brittany Brown, with any questions.