In the summer of 2015, Junior Achievement USA undertook a review of U.S. states reporting standards, guidelines or proficiencies in entrepreneurship education for grades K-12. This effort is in response to the fact that since the end of The Great Recession, there are more small businesses failing than starting in the U.S., going against historic trends. The 2015 review indicates a substantive increase in entrepreneurial education efforts at the state level when compared to a similar study conducted in 2009. Junior Achievement’s goal is to assist all schools and states interested in promoting entrepreneurial education by providing proven, impactful and engaging entrepreneurship programs to the nation’s young people.
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