DENVER — School districts in Colorado will have to incorporatefinancial literacy into their curricula, as a result of a lawsigned recently by Gov. Bill Ritter.

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The Credit Union Association of Colorado was a strong backer ofthe measure, which was passed by the legislature last month. Theassociation's members have been active in developing programs toteach young people about the importance of financial literacy.

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“We have had success in promoting financial literacy to ourcredit unions' membership and the communities we serve, but as aresult of the signing of this law, credit unions have a window ofextending that success in working with out school districts byproviding objective financial education tools,” said Timothy Dore,senior vice president of the Credit Union Association ofColorado.

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In light of the recent subprime mortgage crisis and othereconomic problems, there has been greater attention nationally toincreasing the public's awareness of personal finance issues.President Bush has appointed a task force that is makingrecommendations on government and public-private partnerships inthis area

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