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Mission 2030 Guest Post: Melissa Kapustka Assures Students have Knowledge for a Lifetime

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Jul 01, 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 the Author Melissa Kapustka is a passionate teacher at Loup City Public Schools in Loup City, Nebraska. Her school was...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Jessica Mueller gets Unanimous Vote to Further Personal Finance Education

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Jun 29, 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 the Author Jessica Mueller is an avid, devoted personal finance teacher at Baraboo High School (Baraboo, WI), which was...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Gary Wroblewski Takes His District from Personal Finance Fridays to Personal Finance Everyday

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Jun 24, 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 the Author Gary Wroblewski is a passionate administrator at Wayne County Schools in Wayne, West Virginia. The district's...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Joey Zocher Makes Math Relevant with Personal Finance

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Jun 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 Joey Zocher is an amazing educator, teacher-leader, and science and community engagement advisor at...

UPDATED! Videos: Careers that don't require a 4-year degree

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Apr 20, 2021
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Video Resource, Career
We have updated this career resource to make it more user-friendly for teachers. It is now easier for teachers to quickly access short career overview video clips to help non-college bound students make a more informed career decision. It is a collection of careers that do not require a 4-year degree and of workers in the top 25% earn at least ~$55,000.  This is one of many resources that will be used in our On-Demand release of "Alternatives to 4 Year Colleges" for the week of April...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Susan Bistransin and Jean Paul Cadet on How Prince George's County Public Schools (Maryland) Adopted a Personal Finance Graduation Requirement!

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Jan 19, 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 the Authors Prince George's County Public Schools (Maryland) is the 19th largest school district in the United States,...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Cathy Smith of Bayfield High School Knows It Makes Cents to Require Personal Finance

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Aug 25, 2020
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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. "You never regret a question you ask, but you do regret the questions that you failed to ask." -Anonymous About the Author...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Keith Lund on Finding Your Window to Advocate for Personal Finance

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Aug 18, 2020
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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 the Author Keith Lund is an educator and Changemaker from Churchill County High School in Fallon, Nevada. After years of...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Victoria DeRoner of Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter Leaps from Passion to Action to Change in Personal Finance

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Aug 11, 2020
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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 the Author Victoria DeRoner is a Teacher Technology Coach and Financial Literacy teacher at PA Distance Learning Charter...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Patricia Bealmear of New Oxford High School Combined Stats, Student Testimonials, FOMO, and a Supportive Principal to make Personal Finance a Guarantee

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Jun 30, 2020
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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 the Author Patricia Bealmear is a Business teacher at New Oxford High School in New Oxford, Pennsylvania. Her school is...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Jill Page of Glasgow High School Says tt's Time to Make Time for Financial Education

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Jun 23, 2020
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Advocacy
Jill Page is a business teacher from Glasgow High School in Glasgow, Montana. Her story is one in a series of inspiring tales 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. Jill's high school was the 31st recipient nationwide of...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Dr. Diane Schumacher of Iowa City Schools tells the story of the first multi-high school district to take on the Gold Standard Challenge!

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Apr 28, 2020
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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 the Author Today's guest author Dr. Diane Schumacher is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for Iowa...

Financial Literacy For Our Youth: A Marathon Not A Sprint!

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Apr 23, 2020
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NGPF Fellows
 Thanks for NGPF Fellow Jason-Lamont Jackson Sr. from West Orange HS in West Orange NJ for this guest post! --------------------- My rewarding career as both a teacher and a coach began simultaneously approximately 22 years ago.  I can vividly remember early experiences as if they happened just yesterday, both in the classroom and on the track.  Year after year I’ve added to my educational and athletic toolkit to improve in each area and I came to a quick conclusion back...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Patrick Kubeny of Rhinelander High School shares how an army of Personal Finance advocates helped his high school earn the Gold Standard

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Apr 21, 2020
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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 the Author Patrick Kubeny is this week's Guest Author for the NGPF Gold Standard Challenge. Patrick was instrumental in...

NGPF Fellow Karl Remsen: Why We Believe in Personal Finance Education for ALL Students

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Apr 16, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Advocacy
Thanks to NGPF Fellow Karl Remsen, a math and personal finance teacher at Lake County High School in Leadville, Colorado for his inspired words and actions in his school community. He took this a step further and had an op-ed advocating financial education for all in his local paper, the Mountain Mail. ------------------------------- In 2017, Lake County High School reviewed and revamped our graduation requirements. As part of this process, we became one of the only schools in Colorado to...