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Why Students Need Financial Literacy by Brian Page

Diane Ravitch, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst and a research professor at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She also writes an education blog that is widely read, and sometime closely scrutinized, but the industry.

Today, her blog featured a guest post by Brian Page, award-winning educator, who demonstrates the same passion and drive for education as Ravitch does.

From Page’s post, “I want our children first introduced to complicated financial concepts and contracts by teachers who love them and who are trying to help them, not by someone trying to trick them. Relying on the school of hard knocks should not be an option anymore. It is time a step is added in the ladder to empower future generations to make wise and informed financial choices. Personal Finance should be integrated into every child’s K-12 educational experience, and a course in Personal Finance should be a semester-long high school graduation requirement.”

We couldn’t agree more. Read the full post here, and see what Ravitch has to say on her blog here.

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Chicago Public Schools Kick Off New Semester with New Personal Finance Curriculum Developed by the Council for Economic Education

Capstone Course of Financial Literacy Framework Equips Students With Necessary Real-World Skills

For many years, Illinois has placed a high priority on the financial literacy of its students, as one of the first states to implement rigorous economic and personal finance standards. This semester, its largest city continues to raise the bar for school systems nationwide: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) introduces a dedicated personal finance course for 12th-graders with resources developed by the Council for Economic Education (CEE). Read more…

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Free Online Training for Personal Finance Educators

Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education recently launched a website to provide financial education training for teachers and other professionals who deliver financial education programs.  The website can also be viewed by consumers who are interested in learning more about personal finance topics. Read more…

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High school teachers can win a free Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation from H&R Block Dollars & Sense

As teachers, you know personal finance skills are critical to your students’ future success, but educating them in a way that is as intriguing as texting and gaming can be a challenge.

H&R Block Dollars & Sense, which provides personal finance curriculum and scholarships to high schools nationwide, has partnered with CEE to bring additional financial education resources to teachers across America, powered by Gen i Revolution, an online game that provides a fun and motivating learning environment for students. Read more…

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Never Too Young: Personal Finance Program for Young Learners

CEE has partnered with ING DIRECT Kids Foundation to pilot and release a personal finance after-school program, Never Too Young: Personal Finance for Young Learners, for elementary school students focusing on effective decision-making and the development of crucial life skills.

This financial literacy program, a complete curriculum designed specifically for after school/out of school, is structured as 12 units to be taught over the course of two to four months.  The program will help young students understand concepts such as the basics of banking and credit, the cost to run a family and the importance of cost-benefit analysis in making purchases.

First piloted in Wilmington, DE and St. Cloud, MN, in conjunction with the Delaware Council on Economic Education, the St. Cloud State University Center for Economic Education and the Boy Scouts of America, this financial literacy program can be brought directly to other communities throughout the United States.

Watch the video trailer of the program:

Never Too Young trailer Never Too Young: Personal Finance Program for Young Learners

Watch the video of the pilot program to learn how to implement Never Too Young in your community.

Never Too Young Never Too Young: Personal Finance Program for Young Learners

Download the lesson manual

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