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A Weekly Round Up: Schools In The News



GARY, IN.  The bleating of a pair of goats has been added to the clucking of hens at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy’s urban farm. Nearly two dozen students at the high school are taking the Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance class, which oversees the farm.

  • Improving Financial Literacy for Ontario Students (Ontario)

November is Financial Literacy Month and Ontario is highlighting the various resources and supports provided to students across the province to improve their financial literacy.

A Florida-based teen financial literacy program led to a set of free suits for one of the state’s famed high school football programs as part of a partnership that aims to improve the lives of talented young athletes off the field, no matter how successful they may become on it

  • Affinity Plus Foundation and Cookie Cart join forces to provide teens personal finance, life skills (CU Insight)

ST. PAUL, MN — Teens will participate in financial literacy workshops as a part

A Weekly Round-Up: Schools in the News


Students at Provine High School will soon be able to open up accounts with Hope Credit Union right in their own hallway. The project started as a partnership between Provine High School’s Business and Finance Academy and Hope Credit Union. In the program, students participated in workshops, learning about financial literacy, how credit unions work and the importance of saving money from staff at Hope as well as their own teachers who received training from the credit union.

Flash Survey Results! Professional Development

We surveyed many educators to find out their thoughts and opinions about personal finance professional development.

Some key findings from our survey:

  1. 66% of respondents have attended at least one personal finance professional development within the past 12 months
  2. Investing, Retirement/401(k) and Paying for College are the favored content topics for future professional development sessions
  3. Exposure to classroom resources, discussion of new developments and current events are important when creating or delivering an effective professional development session
By |November 2nd, 2016|Flash Surveys, Survey Results, Uncategorized|

A Weekly Round-Up: Schools in the News


  • “It’s about time”: Students in Lisa Holland’s class at Mount Pilchuck Elementary School being equipped with financial savvy so they don’t get into debt later (HeraldNet):

It was payday in Lisa Holland’s classroom at Mount Pilchuck Elementary School.   Two young bankers handed out colorful slips of currency bearing the image of a stately frog.  Students were paid in the Froggy dollars according to their Pond 20 workplace expectations, such as coming to school on time.  In a few months, they’ll use those earnings to become entrepreneurs. They’ll write business plans. Jockey for prime real estate. Hire employees. Follow health codes. Advertise their wares. Pay taxes.

  • Mount Saint Mary Academy teacher Kathleen Brennan inspires her students to be financially knowledgeable and capable (

NGPF Jump$tart Scholarship Winners Announced!

NGPF is excited to announce the recipients of the NGPF Scholarship to attend Jump$tart’s National Educator Conference in Dallas, November 5-7!

Allison Gossick, Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, KS allisongossick

Allison Gossick has been teaching high school students for over 25 years, and has been teaching personal finance for the past 15 years. She is very passionate about this subject and loves teaching students about the world of money.  Allison is also the CTE Department Chair in her school and the FBLA sponsor.


annendicott Ann Endicott, Byhalia High School, Byhalia, MS

Ann Endicott has taught in this school system for 16 years and has three years of teaching experience in five states.  Ann holds a specialist degree in education.  She is married with two children.



bethcallahanBeth Callahan, Williamsburg Independent School, Williamsburg, KY

Beth Callahan has been teaching business and Spanish at Williamsburg Independent School in Williamsburg, KY for 11 years.  She teaches middle school and high school students.  Beth obtained her B.S. in Business Administration and Public Health, her M.A.T. in secondary education, and her Rank I in Administration from University of the Cumberlands.


By |October 5th, 2016|Contest Previous|

August Flash Survey Results: How Do You Teach Personal Finance?

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As educators and students nation-wide head back to school, the familiar “How will I adjust my lessons this year?” feeling creeps back.

Not to fear – NGPF has loads of new content and product releases scheduled for the fall to meet your needs.  Additionally, the awesome feedback you provided in the August survey allows us to target our content directly to suit your requirements!

Here’s what educators nation-wide report about their personal finance courses:

By |September 6th, 2016|Survey Results, Uncategorized|

September/October Flash Survey: How Do You Do Professional Development?



Professional development… What is effective for you, who provides it and which topics interest you?   Take less than 1 minute to fill in our short survey to provide your feedback to NGPF!

By |September 6th, 2016|Flash Surveys, Uncategorized|