Reading List for July 23-25

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Jul 23, 2021
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Current Events
Economics Was the Covid recession really the shortest on record? Read about how the NBER makes the call on recessions. (CNBC) As Covid-related assistance programs like the eviction moratorium, extra unemployment assistance, student loan deferment, etc. begin to unwind, this NYT article offers advice on where to turn for help, and explains what programs are still out there. Is the bond market telling a different story about expectations for the economic recovery than the stock market? (NYT)...

NGPF On-Demand: Novice Investor Pitfalls

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Jul 22, 2021
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Professional Development, Investing
NGPF On-Demand is a professional development opportunity that allows teachers to deepen their content knowledge on their own schedule and at their own pace. One of the 31 On-Demand modules currently available is "Novice Investor Pitfalls." This module dives into historical investing pitfalls and how they impact investors.    Here are some highlights from the module:  Choose between two articles (8 of the Most Notorious Ponzi Schemes in US History or The Pioneers of Financial...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Stephanie Esser Changes Curriculum Despite Concerned Board Members

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Jul 22, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Stephanie Esser is a phenomenal principal at Lincoln Jr/Sr High School in Alma Center, Wisconsin who...

Summer Series: HUSTLE

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Jul 22, 2021
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Video Resource
This week on the Summer Series devoted to money, business and economics video shows and resources, I'm highlighting a fellow Dominican-American from NYC named John Henry. John is the host of HUSTLE a series produced and aired by VICELAND TV. People who know John recognize him as the cofounder, co-CEO of Loop, a new car insurance company that aims to make auto insurance more fair and transparent for drivers. He is also well known for his work with Harlem Capital, a venture capital firm focused on...

What's New With Careers (2021)

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Jul 21, 2021
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Career
It will be hard to talk about careers in the coming year without talking about the pandemic, and what it has done to alter the labor market and shift the entire dynamic between employers and employees.   The phenomenon occurring now is that unemployment numbers are still high (over 9 million), but employers are having trouble filling jobs.  For example, retail and hospitality jobs are offering much higher starting wage rates (>$15) and even signing bonuses, and it isn’t enough...

Interactive: Wage Growth Tracker

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Jul 21, 2021
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Economics, Career, Interactive
⟶ For more Economics related resources, check out our Econ Directory!   If you’ve seen headlines or social media posts complaining that they can’t find workers, you’re not alone. It’s likely this trend will continue into the ‘21/’22 school year so students will likely have questions. This is a good time to expose students to labor market basics (Video Alternative) so they understand that what employers in some sectors will end up doing is raising...

Congratulations to Challenge 3 & 4 Winners!

Jul 20, 2021
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Professional Development
Summer Challenges 5 & 6 have now begun, which means that Challenges 3 & 4 are officially complete. We've got some exciting stats to share along with announcing our winners: Challenge 3 Winners completed a 9-hour NGPF Certification course and passed their exam with a score of 80% or higher, completed an On-Demand module, and participated in a one-hour Virtual PD. We drew 10 lucky winners, each of whom will receive an NGPF swag pack of goodies in the mail sometime soon! 139 teachers...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Michael Cassidy Makes Personal Finance a Requirement for 8th Graders

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Jul 20, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Michael Cassidy is an educator at Mount Horeb High School in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Their...

My Classroom Podcast: Creating Classroom Culture for Middle Schoolers

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Jul 20, 2021
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Podcasts, Middle School Tips
⟶ Our Middle School Course Syllabus is an excellent way to start thinking about your middle school personal finance classroom.   My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Each week we will speak with different teachers who will share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. Click here to subscribe to our blog and receive each podcast, as well as our Questions of the Day,...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (July 19-23)

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Jul 18, 2021
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Professional Development
We have a full slate of LIVE professional development opportunities this week for teachers! Here's what teachers are saying about our Virtual PDs: "Honestly, these sessions have all been amazing! I have used so much due to the PDs!"! "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights, and ideas on how to use this information with my students." "I was so nervous at the start of this school year, but with the training and resources provided by NGPF I was able to be more...

What's New With Banking (2021)

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Jul 17, 2021
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Checking Accounts, Savings
This is the first of the 2021 “What’s New With…” series. As I began my research for the series, a common theme emerged. The Pandemic has altered, perhaps permanently, many aspects of our financial lives. In terms of banking, the pandemic really accelerated three trends:   Accelerated movement along the continuum from in-person banking to online banking to use of banks’ mobile apps; Proliferation and growth of digital-only banks (challenger banks) competing...

Help us shape the future of NGPF Professional Development!

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Jul 17, 2021
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Flash Surveys
During the last school year over 6,400 educators nationwide participated in nearly 140,000 hours of NGPF Professional Development. Here at NGPF, we’re constantly working to improve our Professional Development opportunities and we’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions. This Flash Survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete -- your input will help us shape and plan for the upcoming fall semester.  PS: Survey respondents will be entered into a raffle for a chance...

NGPF Podcast: Micah Bender on how new NCAA regs increase need for financial education

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Jul 16, 2021
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Podcasts, Personal Finance, Advocacy
Thanks to Barb O'Neill for connecting me with this week's NGPF podcast guest. Micah Bender wears a few hats including leading financial literacy efforts at the state level in New Jersey. His side hustle involves providing financial education to college student-athletes. This brings together two of Micah's passions derived from 14 years as a personal finance teacher and sports coach. That passion is evident in our conversation that follows. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:32 Introduction 1:32~2:46...

Reading List for July 16-18

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Jul 16, 2021
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Advocacy, Personal Finance, Economics, Investing, Cryptocurrencies, Financial Scams, Taxes
Advocacy The state of states’ financial literacy efforts explained, and NGPF Bill tracker mentioned. (CNBC)   Personal Finance There are many myths floating around about what happens to a couple’s credit when they marry. This sets the record straight. (PRNewswire) Speaking of couples, the Fidelity 2021 Couples and Money Study was released and is full of interesting stats. Communication is key, (and maybe counseling would help?) The pandemic made people totally reevaluate...

Summer Series: Explained by Netflix and Vox

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Jul 15, 2021
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Video Resource
This week on Summer Series, we're highlighting 3 of the several episodes on a special called "Explained." The first season of episodes is available free on YouTube by searching the Netflix channel for the full playlist of episodes. This is great because teachers do not need a Netflix account to access them!    Explained is a series that was published by Netflix but created by Vox Media Studios and Vox. It is an enlightening explainer series that takes viewers deep into a wide range of...

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