About the Author

Andrew Furth

Andrew comes from a family of educators, and joined Teach for America after graduating from UCLA with a degree in English. During his three years teaching Social Studies, in both rural Arkansas and urban San Francisco, he realized the potential of online tools to amplify the reach and impact of learning for teachers and students. Andrew joined NGPF in 2014, bringing his educational expertise to designing lessons while learning on the job how to manage his own finances (which comes in handy in San Francisco, where the crazy rent means budgets are always tight).

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The Word is Spreading... A Recap from our Conference Tour

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Nov 24, 2015
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Teaching Strategies, Front Page Spotlight, Featured Teachers, Professional Development
As we head into Thanksgiving and prepare to spend time with wonderful family and delicious food, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past month. November is a busy conference month, and we were certainly out in full force. Below you can find a recap of each event we attended, but first I wanted to start with a story from the last day of the tour, at the FBLA FNLC Conference in Baltimore. I was packing up my supplies when a single teacher strolled through the exhibit hall, saying she was...

November Survey Results: How Many Of Your Preps are Personal Finance?

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Nov 24, 2015
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Financial Literacy, Survey Results, Professional Development
We know that teachers are incredibly talented, and often asked to multi-task. And since our goal is save you time and make life easier, we wanted to know: How many of your preps are personal finance classes? When we couldn’t find definitive answers online, we decided to ask the questions ourselves. Here’s what our NGPF community said… ...

October Survey Results: Teachers, Who's In Your Network?

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Oct 27, 2015
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Teaching Strategies, Survey Results, Professional Development
We hear our Next Gen Personal Finance curriculum users mention “colleagues,” “conferences,” and “Twitter chats,” which got us thinking: How do personal finance teachers network with one another? When we couldn’t find definitive answers online, we decided to ask the questions ourselves. Here’s what our NGPF community said… ...

Tips for Teachers: Adapting NGPF Using Google Slides

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Oct 02, 2015
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Lesson Idea, Teaching Strategies, Professional Development, Tips for Teachers
At NGPF, we know that every teacher is unique. They have their own teaching styles, class structures and preferred strategies. So we understand that many teachers adapt our content to fit their needs. We also know that the best teachers don’t reinvent the wheel… they beg, borrow and steal to make their class better. Today we introduce a new offering: Tips for Teachers What is Tips for Teachers? Whenever we see or hear about a teacher using creative strategies to uniquely adapt our...

NEW UNITS: Taxes and Insurance!

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Sep 03, 2015
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Personal Finance, Lesson Idea, New Products, Insurance, Taxes, Featured NGPF Lesson, Front Page Spotlight, Activities
Today, we released two brand new units on Taxes and Insurance. Over 175 new resources. 14 brand new activities. All for our dedicated community of teachers just in time for the new school year. These are two topics teachers repeatedly told us were difficult to teach, so we decided we needed to give our community what they wanted. The reaction has been spectacular! It’s only 2:00 p.m. here in California and we’ve already broken our single-day record for site visits! What’s...

NGPF becomes a national partner of the Jump$tart Coalition!

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Jul 24, 2015
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Personal Finance, Financial Literacy, This Week In Financial Literacy, Front Page Spotlight
Today, NGPF is proud to announce that we’ve been accepted as a partner of the national Jump$tart Coalition. Jump$tart is a national organization “of organizations that share a common interest in supporting financial literacy, through financial education, for our nation’s youth.” We’re incredibly honored to join the current group of 132 partners so committed to improving the financial literacy of America’s youth and empowering teachers by connecting them to...

Take our Quiz!

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Jun 15, 2015
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Payment Types, Quizzes
Want to test your personal finance knowledge and see how you stack up? Take our quiz and find out! We know the NGPF community contains incredibly smart personal finance educators, professionals and passionate individuals. Well now, you can find out if you truly know more than your peers. Using the Qzzr platform, NGPF is going to offer 2-3 quizzes every month that will test your knowledge of personal finance. Where do I find them?  Right on our homepage along the left side, always starting with...

May Survey Results: What are your summer plans?

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Jun 04, 2015
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Teaching Strategies, Survey Results
We know summer is a time for relaxation for teachers, but it’s also a time for preparation. In May, we asked when and how teachers were planning to adjust/reinvent/improve their curriculums. Here’s what you said! ...

NGPF's "Best Resource" and "Best Activity" Contest Winners Announced

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May 11, 2015
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Featured Teachers, Personal Finance, Teaching Strategies, Schools In News, Front Page Spotlight
Last week, we announced the winners of our First Annual Financial Literacy Month Contest.  We received over forty entries, from high school and college personal finance educators throughout the United States, in two categories:  “Best Personal Finance Resource” and “Best Personal Finance Activity.” Each of the five winners in the “Best Resource” category will be receiving $100 from NGPF and were featured in an NGPF blog post.  In this category, teachers were asked to describe...

NGPF's website got a makeover!

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May 11, 2015
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Personal Finance, New Products
Those of you who have been to the NGPF website before may have noticed it now looks a little… different. No, there’s nothing wrong with your computer or phone. Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to redesign our website, and it’s finally ready! So what new features have we added? Let us tell you! 1) Improved Navigation of our Curriculum Our biggest goal with the news website was to make it easier for you, our community, to find the resources you want. You...

Is Personal Finance a priority at your school?

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Apr 30, 2015
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Flash Surveys
Take the survey and be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. It takes < 2 minutes. ...

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