A new set of standards for financial literacy for elementary- and secondary-school students from the Council for Economic Education focuses on active learning, officials say. "It's getting kids out of their seat, having them interact with each other, and trying to make kids understand these concepts in a way that will meet them where they're at," said Chris Caltabiano, the council's vice president of domestic programs. He says the group hopes that states will use the standards as a benchmark for their teachers.

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