Over the last few years, there has been a notable increase in state policies focused on enhancing financial literacy across K-12 education. Despite this positive trend, it’s crucial to acknowledge that very few of these policies include entrepreneurship education.

At NFTE, we have delved into this issue in our latest policy brief series, NFTE Nexus. In this edition, we examine the vital link between entrepreneurship education and financial literacy in K-12 education. We emphasize the necessity for a comprehensive approach to financial literacy that integrates entrepreneurship education to equip students with practical skills and the mindset essential for navigating today’s financial landscape.

Through state-level case studies of New Jersey, Virginia, Indiana, and Georgia, we shed light on how entrepreneurship education is integrated into existing policies and how further connections can be established. From mandating courses to embedding standards across grade levels, these states provide valuable insights into effective practices.