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Legislative Update

Finance Literacy Required by Law

for Pennsylvania Schools 

Starting in 2026-27

On December 13th, the governor signed a new law requiring public and private schools to teach a personal finance and money management course in high school.   Pennsylvania is the 25th state to require financial literacy as a graduation requirement, and it becomes law in 2026-27. 

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Alan W. Dakey

President & Chairman of the Board

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Donna Gavitt

Board Member

"We believe that understanding topics like budgeting, credit management, and investing early in life equips students with essential life skills and allows them to make informed financial decisions as adults." 

"Our Donna Gavitt, Board Member of Brighter Financial Futures, serves on the Pennsylvania Department of Education Committee working on the Chapter 4 standards."

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