Economics

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Curriculum Commentary Financial Literacy Transforms Students' Lives. Here's Where to Start
Teachers overwhelmingly agree teaching personal finance is important, but many aren't comfortable with the subject in their own lives, write Annamaria Lusardi and Nan Morrison.
Annamaria Lusardi & Nan J. Morrison, July 25, 2019
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Federal Commentary It’s Their Future
“Beyond balancing checkbooks and understanding the miracle of compound interest, young people need to learn—and teachers need the curriculum resources to teach—about public finances,” writes Andrew L. Yarrow.
Andrew L. Yarrow, August 19, 2009
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Federal Flagging Economy Propels Financial Education
Concerns about the foundering economy are helping to highlight the need to improve students’ understanding of money matters.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, February 19, 2008
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Curriculum Commentary Why Markets Are Important (And What They Could Do for Public Education)
Denis P. Doyle comments on the heavy hand of tradition and the lack of entrepreneurial vitality in the education realm.
Denis P. Doyle, January 15, 2008
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Assessment Seniors Handle Broad Economic Principles
But many struggled with the basics, the first NAEP in the subject shows.
Sean Cavanagh, August 14, 2007
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Assessment First Economics NAEP Termed ‘Not Discouraging’
Forty-two percent of U.S. 12th graders scored at or above the “proficient” level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in economics, the first time that subject has been tested under the heavily scrutinized federal program.
Sean Cavanagh, August 8, 2007
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Federal Report Finds Lack of Economics Instruction
Fewer than half the states require students to take even a basic course in economics.
Michele McNeil, June 15, 2007
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Villages High School is a "charter school in the workplace," meaning only kids whose parents work for the developer or its affiliates may enroll. Juniors at VHS must declare a major, such as culinary arts or health occupations, and even core academic subjects include business lessons.
Villages High School is a "charter school in the workplace," meaning only kids whose parents work for the developer or its affiliates may enroll. Juniors at VHS must declare a major, such as culinary arts or health occupations, and even core academic subjects include business lessons.
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Curriculum Getting Down to Business
At Villages High School in Florida, getting ready for class is largely about getting ready for work.
Ulrich Boser, February 26, 2007
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Curriculum Federal File Addressing Income Inequality
Ben S. Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, weighs in on the connection between education and income inequality.
Lynn Olson, February 13, 2007
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School & District Management Study Questions Role Math, Science Scores Play In Nations’ GDPs
A study of more than three dozen countries, including the United States, challenges the popular belief that superior student achievement on international mathematics and science tests breeds national economic success.
Debra Viadero, December 12, 2006
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Curriculum Financial-Literacy Challenges Seen
Financial education in the nation’s schools seems to have taken one step ahead and a half-step back.
Rhea R. Borja, May 17, 2005
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International Commentary Education’s ‘Groundhog Day’
Only the foolish would think that 13-year-olds' skills at bubbling in answer sheets would mean much for a nation's well-being, argues Gerald W. Bracey.
Gerald W. Bracey, February 1, 2005
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International Commentary Education and the Economy: If We’re So Dumb, Why Are We So Rich?
At some point, if we are to retain the lead in the global economic race, we will have to rely on our homegrown and homebound human capital for our competitive edge, writes Anthony P. Carnevale.
Anthony P. Carnevale, February 1, 2005
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Curriculum Schools in Argentina Reeling From Collapse of Economy
When Argentina's economy collapsed suddenly at the end of last year, the hope and promise stored in its education system abruptly ended. Today, many educators there wonder if schools will even open next month to begin the new academic year.
Robert C. Johnston, February 13, 2002
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