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K-12 Education

The resources listed below fall under the issue areas of K-12 Education. To view more publications, click here to return to the full list of issue areas in the Resource Directory.
Leveraging Schools to Help Students Reach Financial Success CFED
This is the final brief of a five-part series that highlights the need to integrate financial capability services into social service programs. The goal of financial capability integration is to improve overall outcomes that lead to financial…
 
Investing in Dreams: A Blueprint for Designing Children’s Savings Account Programs CFED
"Investing in Dreams: A Blueprint for Designing Children’s Savings Account Programs" is an interactive guide to help organizations, cities, counties and states design successful CSA programs. This resource reflects the latest thinking on…
 
Lessons from the Field: Connecting School-Based Financial Education and Account Access in Amarillo, TX CFED & OpportunityTexas

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and CFED released the findings of a first-of-its-kind study on the impact of financial education and financial access on elementary students. With funding from Treasury, CFED partnered with the Center…
 

Financial Education & Account Access Among Elementary Students: Findings from the Assessing Financial Capability Outcomes Youth Pilot (Research Brief) CFED, Center for Financial Security at University of Wisconsin-Madison and OpportunityTexas

Policymakers are increasingly looking to schools to deliver financial education to students and youth. However, the lack of evidence of the effectiveness of high school financial education courses has led some to believe that teaching…
 

Financial Education & Account Access Among Elementary Students: Findings from the Assessing Financial Capability Outcomes Youth Pilot (Full Report) CFED, Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, OpportunityTexas

Policymakers are increasingly looking to schools to deliver financial education to students and youth. However, the lack of evidence of the effectiveness of high school financial education courses has led some to believe that teaching…
 

2012 Assets Learning Conference CFED
The 2012 Assets Learning Conference was the largest and most successful convening of the asset-building field yet.

By visiting the 2012 ALC website, you'll find all our conference highlights, including session presentations, YouTube…

 
Getting a Head Start on Financial Security CFED
Early childhood is critical to a child’s cognitive, behavioral and social development, as well as his or her lifelong economic prospects. Recent research has shown that cognitive aptitude and ability are established early, and that investing…
 
2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard CFED
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard offers the most comprehensive look available at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. The Scorecard explores how well residents are faring in the 50…
 
2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard: A Portrait of Financial Insecurity and Policies to Rebuild Prosperity in America CFED
The 2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard paints a bleak picture of rising asset poverty and diminishing financial security of Americans. Without intervention, the nation is headed toward even greater disparities in income, wealth and…
 
Household Financial Security Framework CFED

CFED created the Household Financial Security Framework to illustrate – from a household’s perspective – what it really takes to build financial security over time. Individuals must first
 

2010 Assets Learning Conference CFED
From September 22-24, nearly 1,100 people descended on Washington, DC, to help propel the assets movement at its moment and the robust discussions that took place are sure to bring our field to the next level of scale and impact. We couldn’t…
 
Recent Progress on the 12 Scorecard Policy Priorities CFED
The 2009-2010 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at wealth, poverty and the financial security of families. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 92 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well…
 
Policy Innovation Brief: Children’s Development Accounts CFED
CFED highlights matched savings accounts for children and youth, established at birth and allowed to grow over a lifetime in this policy innovation brief
 
Two Cheers for School-Based Financial Education The Aspen Institute
Two large-scale pilot programs have evaluated the use of a nontraditional (live improvisational play) educational intervention on pre-high school students. While the results are still preliminary and have not yet been replicated on a…
 
Financial Capability in Children: Effects of Participation in a School-Based Financial Education and Savings Program Center for Social Development
A groundswell of interest in young people’s ability to understand and handle financial decisions has generated keen interest in financial knowledge and effectiveness of financial education. This study examines an innovative four-year…
 
2008 Assets Learning Conference CFED
Nearly 1,200 people from the public, private and…
 
Fulfilling the Commitment: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid in Brief College Board
This report presents in concise form the recommendations of the Rethinking Student Aid study group, a team of policy experts, academic researchers, and higher education professionals who have spent the last two years studying the federal…
 

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