Category: Advocacy

NGPF Podcast: Ted Daniels on Building Financial Capability at HBCUs

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Jun 11, 2021
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Podcasts, Advocacy
  Today on the NGPF podcast listen to the inspiring work of Ted Daniels, founder of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development. His commitment to serve others and build financial capability through innovative programming makes this a podcast you don't want to miss. Ted also shares his secret on how to bust the myths and misconceptions about investing which helps increase participation rates in the stock market. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~2:33 Introduction 2:33~3:29...

Reading List for June 11-13

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Jun 11, 2021
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Investing, Economics, Employment, Paying for College, Taxes, Advocacy
Investing “The Mystery of the $113 million Deli” provides insight into the mechanics of SPACs while resolving this mystery. (NYT-Sunday) Here is the CNBC article on adding I-Bonds to your portfolio (following one from the Wall Street Journal in last week’s list.) Inflation figures haven’t spooked the market as the S&P 500 hit a new record yesterday. (CNBC) Have you heard of the banking app “Dave?” It is backed by Mark Cuban and will go public via a SPAC....

5 Ways to Build a More Inclusive Classroom

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Jun 08, 2021
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Advocacy
As teachers, we want all students to feel safe, seen, and celebrated. So how can we make sure our classrooms reflect those values? Here are 5 ways to start building schools and classrooms that meet the needs of our LGBTQ+ students. Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Identities and History Elevate diverse LGBTQ+ voices in your curriculum and classroom. Learning Justice has a useful guide to Integrating Queer Voices Into the Curriculum. Include LGBTQ+ history in your classroom. Whenever possible, uplift LGBTQ+...

NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker as of June 7, 2021

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Jun 07, 2021
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Advocacy, Financial Literacy
The NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker is greener as two more states increased student access to financial education with Governor signatures sealing the deal since our last update. Those states are: Nevada AB19: Among the core academic subjects that must be taught include "Social studies, which includes only the subjects of history, geography, economics , civics, financial literacy and multicultural education..." Rhode Island HB5491 and SB349: Key point in legislation: "Beginning with the graduating...

NGPF FinLit BillTracker as of June 1st

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Jun 01, 2021
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Advocacy
With the holiday week, there was less activity than in prior weeks. Here's a summary of where state legislatures stand today and details on the specific bills Recall that 25 states + the District of Columbia introduced bills in 2021. Here's a tally of where we stand today: Bills that have passed state legislatures and signed into law: 3 (Arkansas, Hawaii and Nebraska) Bills passed by legislators and waiting on Governor's signature: 4 (Colorado, Nevada, Rhode Island, Texas) States that still...

A Low Stress Strategy to Increase Access To Personal Finance Courses

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May 31, 2021
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Advocacy
For some educators, the thought of presenting alone to a school board, or even emailing them, is daunting enough to avoid altogether. Yet, they’re passionate about personal finance and want to guarantee that every student takes the class to graduate. If this encapsulates your feelings, this post is for you. I need to start by saying that you’re not alone, and you don’t need to do it alone. Coalesce the folks who you feel comfortable with who share your passion and do this...

NGPF FinLit BillTracker: Personal Finance Bills Continue to Advance

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May 24, 2021
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Advocacy
Six states have moved closer to pushing financial education bills across the finish line: In Nebraska.... Lawmakers gave final approval May 20 to a bill intended to improve the personal finance skills of Nebraska students.LB452, introduced by Omaha Sen. Terrell McKinney, requires each school district to include financial literacy in its elementary and middle school instructional program. The bill also requires all students to complete at least one five-credit high school course in personal...

NGPF Personal Finance Education BillTracker (Updated 5/10/21)

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May 10, 2021
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Advocacy
Financial Education is getting attention in state legislatures across the country. As noted earlier, there are 25 states + DC that have introduced bills in 2021. Here's an status report on where things stand today:  2 states have passed legislation: Arkansas established a Financial Education Commission with SB 599 AND Hawaii passed SCR 152 "Urging the Department of Ed to coordinate with the Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to implement a Graduation requirement of at least a half...

NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker: Week of May 2nd

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May 06, 2021
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Advocacy
Here's a few recent developments with active personal finance legislation: Adopted: Hawaii SCR152 was adopted in final form on April 20th in the Senate. This continuing resolution: "URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO COORDINATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO IMPLEMENT A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT OF AT LEAST A HALF CREDIT IN FINANCIAL LITERACY DURING THE JUNIOR YEAR OR SENIOR YEAR.  In process: Illinois HR270 was introduced by Rep. Maura Hirschauer on March 5th....

Mission 2025 Update: Award Grantees

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Apr 28, 2021
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Advocacy
Earlier this month, NGPF announced Mission 2025: a grant program awarding $1,000 to schools implementing a new standalone personal finance elective course during or after the 2021-2022 school year.    We are pleased to announce that since our launch, 10 schools across the country have already been selected as grant recipients. Please join us in celebrating the educators of the first ten grantee schools where students will soon have access to a one-semester personal finance elective!...

NGPF FinLIt Bill Tracker (week of 4/25)

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Apr 27, 2021
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Advocacy
Here's the activity over the last week: Colorado's HB1200 "concerning financial literacy standards for public schools, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation" was amended to add an appropriation of $4,888 and was read for a third time in the House.  Rhode Island HB5073 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SECURING THE FINANCIAL FUTURE FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education be encouraged to maintain, publish and update...

NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker Update (4/21/21)

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Apr 21, 2021
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Advocacy
NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker is a one-stop source for financial education legislation. We rely on publicly available information, news sources, and direct communication with legislative staffers and lawmakers to keep the community informed on the 25 states whose legislatures have introduced FinLit bills this session.   Bills moving this week: Connecticut SB1033 had its second reading on April 19, and received "the formal order for a bill reported out of committee to be printed in the files and...

NGPF Podcast: Dr. Mordecai Brownlee on the importance of financial education at community colleges

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Apr 17, 2021
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Podcasts, Advocacy
  I know you will enjoy this conversation with Dr. Mordecai Brownlee, the Vice President of Student Success at St. Philip's College in San Antonio, Texas. We discuss his role at the college, why he cares so deeply about increasing financial capability and several inspiring student success stories. We also discuss the state of financial education in the U.S.; look for NGPF's 2021 State of Financial Education Report later this week. Enjoy!   Details: 0:00~10:13 Current Events with...

NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker (week of 4/11/21)

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Apr 12, 2021
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Advocacy
The NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker updates you weekly on activity in state legislatures regarding bills focused on financial literacy education. Here's a summary of the 25 states that introduced bills in the first three months of the year.  Here's what happened last week: NGPF's Christian Sherrill provided testimony on April 6th to Hawaii House Education Committee on SCR152; Committee voted in favor of passage; recommending referral to the House Commitee on Consumer Protection Hawaii's...

NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker Update (4/5/21)

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Apr 05, 2021
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Advocacy, Current Events
NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker is a one-stop source for financial education legislation. We rely on publicly available information and news sources. Here's the latest on the 25 states that introduced legislation in the last three months.  Bills in action this week: Hawaii: SCR152 to be heard in  Senate Education Committee on 4/6/21. Bill Summary: URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO COORDINATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO IMPLEMENT A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT...