Washington bill to make financial education a graduation requirement clears House

High school students could need to complete financial literacy curriculum if a state proposal passes the legislature.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal that would require Washington students to complete financial education instruction to graduate high school cleared the state House last week.

Under House Bill 1915, which representatives passed Thursday, students in the graduating class of 2031 and after must complete the instruction as part of graduation requirements. Schools must begin to provide a half-credit of financial instruction beginning in the 2027-28 school year.

The bill would not change the number of credits needed to graduate, which is 24, and school districts have options

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