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NGPF Application Tips For Summer Institute 2017!

We are excited to start the process for the Summer Institute 2017. Last year, we planned to invite SIX applicants for NGPF’s Inaugural Summer Institute. However, due to an incredible response of qualified candidates, we selected TWELVE! In that same spirit, we have even better news this year! Due to the success of last year’s Institute, we have decided to increase our investment and host TWO Summer Institute sessions – which means 24 outstanding educators will be joining us in Palo Alto this summer!

Latest From Our Blog

Question: What Financial Products Should A Young Person Use To Manage Their Money?

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Hanging out on the Boglehead Forum today skimming the topics that have received the most replies. Forums seem so “old school” in this age of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat) but the ones that have survived and thrived have done so for a reason. For those not familiar with the Boglehead Forum, the forum is named in honor of John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Investments, and attracts knowledgeable, thrifty investors passionate about sharing their knowledge in a variety of topics. Anytime I descend into the rabbit hole of a forum thread, I find myself wiser for the time invested. Students need to know where to go for reliable, credible sources for financial information. I thought your students would benefit from this thread titled “College-bound teens and finances,” since it takes a holistic view on how to set up a young person for financial success from a parent’s perspective (other people’s parents which probably helps:) Here was the opening question on the thread: 

Interactive: What Do Americans Earn Per Hour?

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Simple interactive from CNN shows the percentage of jobs at a given wage range and as you rollover a given wage band you see a list of representative jobs with their hourly wage and annual salary (note that data is from May 2013 from Bureau of Labor Statistics): Questions for students:

Question: What Percentage of the Money Supply Is In Physical Coins and Currency?

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Answer: About 10% of the $60 trillion of money worldwide. Hat tip to Big Picture Blog for the idea for this


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Chris Bischof, Principal and Founder of Eastside College Prep

Upcoming Webinar

23 Mar, 2017

Integrate Spreadsheets into Your Fin Lit Curriculum

NGPF’s Jessica LOVES LOVES LOVES spreadsheets, and she attributes her proficiency in the art to their being integrated into much of her college coursework — not a standalone course in Excel, but rather functional, practical integration into learning other content. We think you can do the same for your high school fin lit students, and we’re here to help.

Attend this webinar and you WILL:
(1) Get the first look at the AWESOME new spreadsheet resources NGPF has integrated into our curriculum
(2) Receive a comprehensive list of all of NGPF’s spreadsheet activities/projects and tips on how to use them
(3) Be able to ask real-time questions
(4) Receive a certificate for one hour of professional development credit.

Space is limited so please register for this webinar today.

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Flash Survey Results! Technology in Schools

Long-time fans of NGPF will have noticed that we distributed this survey in July 2015. We were curious to compare the results: how has technology in schools changed in the last 18 months?


Upcoming Events

07 Apr, 2017

Massachusetts Business Educators Association

NGPF returns to this annual conference facilitated by MBEA. This annual conference promises to engage teachers in creative ways to teach personal finance via creative lesson plans, online resources, and technology tools. NGPF will be presenting a one-hour workshop, which will provide engaging and interactive resources and lesson ideas for all teachers in attendance. 

12 Apr, 2017

2017 Financial Literacy Summit

Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago celebrate their 11-year partnership co-hosting the Financial Literacy Summit. The 2017 program focuses on globally expanding equal access to financial education. The Summit will provide panelists with an opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions to improve financial literacy resources for people worldwide. The event convenes senior international financial education experts from governments, the financial services industry, NGOs, the news media and academia.

28 Apr, 2017

Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference

The Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conferences draws educators together to discuss, learn about and consider financial education strategies. Teachers have the opportunity to listen to keynote presentations and attend breakout sessions focusing on areas of interest.  NGPF will be presenting a one-hour workshop, which will provide engaging and interactive resources and lesson ideas for all teachers in attendance. 

25 Jun, 2017

NGPF Summer Institute Session 1

NGPF is hosting our Summer Institute – 2.5 days of professional development at our Palo Alto, CA office. Here’s what you can expect from our Summer Institute:


  • All expenses paid, including transportation, hotel accommodations, all meals, and a few fun events around town
  • Meaningful, relevant workshops from NGPF staff as well as a special guest presenter
  • An opportunity to network with eleven other passionate, dedicated, innovative personal finance teachers from around the country
  • A school-year commitment of serving as an NGPF Fellow, sharing your expertise with our nationwide community
  • A lot of hard work and a lot of fun!