Curriculum 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.
Curriculum Video Lemonade Stands, Version 2.0: Growing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Lemonade stands call up nostalgic visions of kids handing out paper cups in front of their house on a hot summer day for pocket change. You don't picture children creating business plans, applying for startup loans, or scoping out locations. But that's the kind of entrepreneurial thinking organizations like Lemonade Day are supporting in dozens of cities across the U.S. The effort stems from a concern that schools don’t notice or nurture business skills… like being comfortable taking risks or bouncing back from failure. So nonprofits are stepping in to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs—one glass of lemonade at a time. Education Week Correspondent Kavitha Cardoza reports for PBS NewsHour from Indianapolis … a city that enthusiastically embraces the concept.
Curriculum Video Lemonade Stands: Teaching Entrepreneurship a Cup at a Time
Lemonade stands are not just an idle childhood pastime in Indianapolis. With guidance from local clubs and a national nonprofit, some young entrepreneurs have spent weeks learning the business skills needed to calculate costs and profits, promote their products, and find just the right location. (July 24, 2018)
States Financial Literacy Requirements Linked to Better Youth Credit Outcomes
A study links financial literacy requirements in three states to better credit outcomes for young people in their first few years after high school.
School & District Management Teaching Financial Literacy: Does Your State Make the Grade?
Twenty-six states scored in the C through F range in a new report on financial literacy in high schools.
Social Studies Lack of Financial Literacy May Inhibit College Borrowing, Study Suggests
High school seniors and others who are less financially literate prove more reluctant to take college loans, and that could hurt their future earnings, a Vanderbilt University study finds.
Education Funding Financial Literacy
U.S. students performed about average in financial literacy among 10 countries, according to the results of the latest Program for International Student Assessment. American 15-year-olds performed below students from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, the Netherlands, and Russia on questions of basic personal financ...
Social Studies Higher-Income Teenagers Are More Financially Literate, Global Test Finds
The second-ever international assessment for financial literacy finds U.S. students are about average.
Teaching Profession Opinion How Microlending Builds Financial Literacy Skills and Empowers Students
How microfinance can make math more engaging and teach students financial literacy.
Standards New Standards in Iowa Would Include Critical Thinking, Financial Literacy
Iowa is among the states considering new social studies standards.
Standards Financial Literacy Standards Added to Washington State's K-12 Curriculum
The Evergreen State's new standards are based on a national model created the Council for Economic Education.
Social Studies When It Comes to Financial Literacy Curricula, Buyer Beware
Teachers College professor Anand Marri argues that students and teachers need to take a big-picture view of economic and financial literacy.
Social Studies Survey: Millennial Teachers More Interested in Financial Education
The new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers also finds that many teachers feel they don't have the resources to teach financial literacy to students.