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OLYMPIA, Wash. — For the first time, learning about saving, investing and other financial topics will be a required part of Washington’s school curriculum.

Our news partner The Seattle Times reports that under new statewide standards adopted this year, students will learn about financial literacy topics such as risk management, credit and debt, and saving and spending.

The standards are the first of their kind in Washington.

A spokesman with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction says the standards will be integrated into classroom activities, likely in math or social studies classes. A planning group is figuring out how schools will put the new financial standards into practice.

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