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Career Advice: Why Is It Important to Treat Every Customer With Respect?

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Sep 15, 2017
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Career, Employment
Guest post from NGPF Fellow, Brian Johnson It was the middle of the Christmas shopping season.  I was the warehouse supervisor at Best Buy.  At the time we were a new store to the market and the “Grab-and-Go” philosophy was a fresh approach to providing consumer electronics.  But our success was also a curse.  The distribution centers were shipping product to us daily and we still struggled with out of stock issues.  As a warehouse supervisor, I didn’t...

Are Advanced Placement (AP) Classes Worth the Investment?

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Sep 14, 2017
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Article, Paying for College
Almost every high school student has been faced with the dilemma of whether or not they should take College Prep (CP), Honors, or Advanced Placement (AP) courses each school year. Albeit, Advanced Placement courses are more rigorous and time consuming, but if you’re willing to commit the effort, then you will definitely reap the benefits. The “philanthropic program” Freshman Year for Free aims at helping students study for and pass AP courses so they won’t have to pay...

Three Videos To Engage Your Students

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Sep 13, 2017
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Student Loans
Here at NGPF we are constantly on the lookout for videos that your students will enjoy. We also get a lot of help from our friends too. Here are three that cover popular topics of student loans, health insurance and careers (hat tip to Jessica for posting on the NGPF internal Slack and for Danielle coming up with questions for career video): American's Student Debt Crisis: Jessie's Story (Consumer Reports, 13:37): Thanks to Charles Kafoglis for sharing this with us! What new facts about...

Schools in the News

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Sep 13, 2017
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Schools In News, Personal Finance, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Professional Development, Career
Illinois Financial Literacy Standards Take Effect (Peoria Public Radio) Illinois schools will be required to teach financial literacy skills such as balancing a checkbook and putting money into a savings account this school year. The Illinois State Board of Education adopted revised social science standards in 2015. Catoosa County developing career academy to prepare students for jobs (Times Free Press) Catoosa County education officials are developing a new, specialized high school,...