About the Author

Laura Matchett

After graduating with an education degree and spending 7 years in an elementary classroom, Laura made the switch to the non-profit world and loves interacting with students, educators and business professionals across the country. She is passionate about all students having access to high quality education and views personal finance education as one way to ‘level the playing field’. When Laura is not locating or creating high quality educational resources, you can find her mountain biking or searching for the best ramen in town!

Author: Laura Matchett

Virtual Adaptation - Project: Who Aced the Interview Challenge?

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Apr 22, 2020
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Career, Featured NGPF Lesson, Teaching Remotely
NGPF crowd favorite, Project: Who Aced the Interview Challenge?, was highlighted in the 2020 FinLit Month Calendar. At a time where many schools have transitioned to offering synchronous and asynchronous learning, we’ve listed some adaptations that may work for your current classroom environment.   Synchronous Learning Environment Interview Challenge via Verbal Response Pre Work:  Use a Google Form to have students identify which general field of employment they are most...

Virtual Adaptation - Debate: Should College Students Have Credit Cards?

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Apr 13, 2020
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Credit Cards, Featured NGPF Lesson, Teaching Remotely
NGPF crowd favorite, Debate: Should College Students Have Credit Cards?, was highlighted in the 2020 FinLit Month Calendar. At a time where many schools have transitioned to offering synchronous and asynchronous learning, we’ve listed some adaptations that may work for your current classroom environment.   Synchronous Learning Environment Split students into an even number of small teams and assign which side of the debate they will cover. Students identify and list arguments (either...

NGPF Hosting Summit for Passionate Personal Finance Educator-Advocates

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Feb 18, 2020
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Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers
Palo Alto, CA - Feb 11, 2020 - Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a financial education non-profit, is hosting their 3rd annual Summit in San Francisco, California, from March 13-15, 2020.  The Changemaker Summit brings together 91 personal finance educators and administrators from high schools in 28 states who are all working to achieve the Gold Standard in personal finance education in their schools and districts. As part of Mission:2030, schools achieving the Gold Standard ensure that all...

Calling All Changemakers: NGPF 2020 Summit

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Nov 04, 2019
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Financial Literacy, Advocacy
Update: Deadline for applications for 2020 Summit was November 22, 2019. Please check back in October/November of 2020 for news about NGPF's Changemaker Summit 2021.  ---------------------- Are you passionate about increasing access to personal finance education? Motivated to affect change in your class, school, district or community? Apply for NGPF's Summit today! Who You Are: You understand the importance and value of personal finance education. You acknowledge that...

NGPF Announces Scholarship Recipients for 2019 National Jump$tart Conference

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Oct 30, 2019
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Personal Finance, Financial Literacy
NGPF is excited to announce the following NGPF Scholarship recipients who will attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Washington, DC on November 1-3, 2019. Many will also be attending an NGPF FinCamp to be held prior to the conference on November 1st. We were impressed with the number of high-quality applicants and found it challenging to select the following recipients from over 250 applications! Adriane Tyler, Klein Collins High School (Klein, TX) Angel Sliger, Central...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 15

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Aug 29, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 14

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Aug 22, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 13

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Aug 15, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 12

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Aug 08, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 11

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Aug 01, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

NGPF Fellows Personal Finance Student of the Year Award: Edition 10

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Jul 25, 2019
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Featured Teachers, NGPF Fellows
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 9

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Jul 11, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Student of the Year Award, Edition 8

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Jul 04, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 7

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Jun 27, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 6

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Jun 20, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...