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About Andrew Furth

Andrew comes from a family of educators, and joined Teach for America after graduating from UCLA with a degree in English. During his three years teaching Social Studies, in both rural Arkansas and urban San Francisco, he realized the potential of online tools to amplify the reach and impact of learning for teachers and students. Andrew joined NGPF in 2014, bringing his educational expertise to designing lessons while learning on the job how to manage his own finances (which comes in handy in San Francisco, where the crazy rent means budgets are always tight).

NGPF’s “Best Resource” and “Best Activity” Contest Winners Announced

Last week, we announced the winners of our First Annual Financial Literacy Month Contest.  We received over forty entries, from high school and college personal finance educators throughout the United States, in two categories:  “Best Personal Finance Resource” and “Best Personal Finance Activity.”

Each of the five winners in the “Best Resource” category will be receiving $100 from NGPF and were featured in an NGPF blog post.  In this category, teachers were asked to describe their favorite personal finance resource and why their students loved it.  The winners are:

  • Louise Biron, Director of Financial Aid at SUNY-Cobleskill, produced an original video to teach students how to manage their student debt successfully to avoid default.
  • Kelly Boyer, a Special Education teacher at South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction New Jersey, recommended Money Instructor, which provides her students with the lessons, vocabulary and activities that are central to her course.
  • Alex Lamon, an Economics and Business Teacher at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, uses Financial Football, which uses engaging game

NGPF’s website got a makeover!

Those of you who have been to the NGPF website before may have noticed it now looks a little… different. No, there’s nothing wrong with your computer or phone. Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to redesign our website, and it’s finally ready!

So what new features have we added? Let us tell you!

1) Improved Navigation of our Curriculum

Our biggest goal with the news website was to make it easier for you, our community, to find the resources you want.

You noticeOur Curriculum a 3×3 grid on both our Homepage, and our Curriculum page, that lists all the personal finance topics we cover. For every topic, you can:

 

2) Test Your Knowledge… with quizzes!

Test Your KnowledgeAt NGPF, we are always hungry for new knowledge about personal finance. But we want to spread that hunger to our

By |May 11th, 2015|New Products, Personal Finance, Uncategorized|

Is Personal Finance a priority at your school?

Take the survey and be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. It takes < 2 minutes.

By |April 30th, 2015|Flash Surveys, Uncategorized|

April Survey Results: What primary resource are you using to teach personal finance?

By |April 28th, 2015|Survey Results|