Financial Education

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Professional Development Opinion Personal Finance Courses Are Booming. Do We Have the Teachers We Need?
Too few teachers currently have the training or the confidence for the job, writes an expert in personal finance education.
John Pelletier, May 24, 2024
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Curriculum Letter to the Editor Finance Education in Schools Must Be More Than Personal
Schools need to teach students to see how their spending impacts others, writes the executive director of the Institute for Humane Education.
February 20, 2024
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Curriculum How to Create Courses on Personal Finance That Stick
Many states are now requiring students to study personal finance. Here are tips on implementing these courses.
Elizabeth Heubeck, January 17, 2024
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Curriculum A Few Years Ago, 8 States Required Personal Finance Education. Now It's Up to Half
Advocates say the pandemic has accelerated the push to require high schoolers to take a financial literacy course.
Elizabeth Heubeck, January 11, 2024
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Teaching Video Teachers, Try This: Use a 'Classroom Economy' to Teach Financial Literacy
Rent, inflation, and savings are all elements of this 3rd grade teacher’s plan to expand her students’ financial literacy.
Kaylee Domzalski, April 27, 2023
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Curriculum Opinion 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.
Annamaria Lusardi & Nan J. Morrison, July 25, 2019
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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.
August 1, 2018
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)
July 24, 2018
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Curriculum 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 after high school.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 21, 2018
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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.
Brenda Iasevoli, December 21, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Lack of Financial Literacy May Inhibit College Borrowing, Study Suggests
Less financially literate students are more reluctant to take college loans, and that could hurt their future earnings, a study finds.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, May 31, 2017
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Education Funding Report Roundup 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...
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, May 30, 2017
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Curriculum 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.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, May 24, 2017
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Teaching Profession Opinion How Microlending Builds Financial Literacy Skills and Empowers Students
How microfinance can make math more engaging and teach students financial literacy.
Kristen Janiak Goggin, March 28, 2017
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