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  • Altoona teacher awarded for her work with personal finance (Leader Telegram)

An Altoona High School teacher won a statewide award Thursday for her work as a personal finance instructor and involvement in a financial literacy program for high school students. Kelly Ostrander, in her 27th year at Altoona High School, received the 2016 Financial Literacy Award in the legacy category. 

  • What high school freshmen are learning could save you thousands of dollars (WBAY)

It’s easier than ever to find your credit score–an important number that could save you thousands of dollars over time. That’s why high school freshmen in Ashwaubenon are learning a lesson about building good credit as a requirement for graduation. Students in Mr. Lotto’s Career and Financial Planning Class live and work in a virtual world via an online personal finance program.

Pelham High School’s freshman class got a taste of what it’s like to be an adult on Friday, Feb. 10, during Keeping it Real, a program created by the Greater Shelby County Chamber of

By |February 15th, 2017|Schools In News|

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  • Hall, Gainesville schools put renewed focus on teaching personal finance (Gainesville Times)

Eighth-graders in Janet Roland’s business and computer science class at Gainesville Middle School got a dose of what so many Americans appear to have a tough time doing — putting together a budget and sticking to it. Roland handed out a sheet that explained a recent class exercise for her students.

By |February 2nd, 2017|Current Events, Personal Finance, Schools In News|

Amanda Volz, NGPF Fellow, celebrates another big win in Budget Challenge

NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz has been teaching for 15 years and is now celebrating her students’ THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR of winning BIG ($20,000 big) in the H&R Block Budget Challenge. Amanda’s students not only benefit from her amazing, innovative teaching style but also from their school’s prioritizing financial literacy enough to offer a full year Financial Management course.

By |January 25th, 2017|Featured Teachers, NGPF Fellows, Schools In News|

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  • Making sense of dollars: Susan Lidholm paces students through personal finance basics (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Susan Lidholm’s personal finance students at Rock Bridge High School have a track record of competing and placing in national competitions. So, it’s no surprise that Blaine Forshee describes Lidholm as an effective, “super approachable” teacher.

  • UD alum, global economic educator Kasman workshops with master’s students (UDaily)

When searching for solutions to the world’s most serious problems, many would agree that education is a clear choice. But few could explain specifically how education can help solve issues like poverty, governmental instability and social inequality. Working to find those answers is Romina Kasman, an educational consultant for the Department of Social Inclusion at the Organization of American States (OAS), a partnership between all 35 independent nations of the Americas.

  • Helping high schoolers manage money (IowaNow)

Artisha Norris signed up for a debit card so she wouldn’t ruin her credit. Jazzy Jones started budgeting her expenses. Quenisha Wood is more careful about where she spends her money. This wasn’t the case for the three Iowa City High School seniors before last year when, they admit, they knew

By |January 18th, 2017|Schools In News|

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  • Conference helps Holmen teacher enhance money management curriculum (La Crosse Tribune):

A Holmen High School business teacher recently had the opportunity to acquire more tools for guiding her students in money management. Amy McCutchen received a scholarship to attend the 2016 Jump$tart National Educator Conference Nov. 5-7 in Dallas, Texas.

For Appleton high schoolers, there are moments when it clicks. Plotting out their futures, they add up the cost of college tuition and living expenses. They look at the projected income of their prospective career. They calculate the weight of student loans attached to their plans. It sinks in.

By |January 4th, 2017|Schools In News|

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  • State of Delaware creating its first-ever K-12 financial literacy standards (UDaily)

Thanks to a task force including the University of Delaware’s Bonnie Meszaros, Delaware students in grades K-12 will receive mandated financial literacy education for the first time.

Previously, the state of Delaware had only recommended financial literacy standards for grades 9-12, and had not mandated standards for any grade.

The Think.Tank.Challenge incorporates financial literacy programming for participating students throughout the process. The contest, designed to teach students the importance of setting goals and avoid distractions, also provides students with skills as they transition to college and beyond.

Over 1,000 students in three northern New Mexico cities had the opportunity to get hands-on experience with personal finance and money management through Guadalupe Credit Union’s CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fair recently. Guadalupe Credit Union received support for this project from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through a grant this year.

  • New financial literacy program launches for West Virginia students (Metro News)

A junior political science major at

By |December 21st, 2016|Schools In News|

A Weekly Round Up: Schools in the News

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Many college students graduate without an understanding of personal finance and issues like credit. The University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) is working to change that, one classroom at a time.

  • Hamilton teacher receives Financial Literacy award (Northwest Now):

Working in Support of Education (w!se) awarded Hamilton High School computer science and business education teacher Brenda Savic its Gold Star Teacher Award. Savic is one of only 600 teachers in the country to earn the award and has earned it for the second consecutive year.

By |December 7th, 2016|Current Events, Schools In News|

NGPF: Tim Talks to Pat Page, Award-Winning Educator and Passionate Advocate for Financial Education

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Thanks to Pat Page for the great conversation we recently had on the NGPF podcast. Pat shared her insights and expertise on many topics that financial educators will find helpful. You will learn about Pat’s approach to using technology in her classroom, teaching spreadsheets, using pithy phrases to focus student attention and telling stories that bring financial topics to life. You will also hear the inspiring story of how a group of students at her high school lobbied the Rhode Island legislature to make financial literacy a priority in the state. Enjoy!

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