Mar 14, 2018
Schools In News, Cryptocurrencies, Current Events, Career, Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers, Teaching Strategies
State legislatures seem to be taking up the issue of financial education en masse as bills are being proposed in several states, hopeful signs, yes, but we know that it's when it becomes a law that it matters.
Kentucky State Treasurer Thinks Personal Finance Should Be Graduation Requirement (Courier Journal) as a bill moves through the legislature there:
I believe students across our commonwealth need access to financial literacy lessons like Luci has had. That is why I am supporting HB...
Mar 08, 2018
Survey Results, Flash Surveys
While most of your students LOVE social media, educators have mixed feelings about its place in the professional workplace.
Now, with data in hand, here's a quick summary of the results:
Over half (53%) of respondents indicate that they use social media to find teaching resources and to follow professional organizations
Facebook is the most used platform for educators using social media for professional use, with Twitter following in second place
Educators overwhelming report that they'd like...
Feb 15, 2018
Behavioral Finance, Economics, Career, Current Events, Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship
Financial literacy bill makes way through House (The News-Enterprise)
Kentucky moved a step closer this week to making financial literacy a graduation requirement. The House Education Committee heard testimony Tuesday on House Bill 132, sponsored by state Rep. Jim DuPlessis, R-Elizabethtown. The bill requires all students to take a financial literacy course before graduating high school.
Real life creates real money for area high school students (The Luminary)
Remarkable play, good...
Jan 23, 2018
Schools In News, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Current Events
Financial literacy a key to readying high school students for life (The Frederick News-Post)
A $2 Slurpee once cost John Yoho $35. A young man not much older than the students he now teaches, Yoho found out the difficulties of personal finance the hard way: by making mistakes. “A lot of it was by trial and error,” Yoho said. “You don’t know what over drafting your bank account is until you go buy a $2 Slurpee and find out you don’t have the money in your...
Jan 12, 2018
While most of your students LOVE social media, educators have mixed feelings about its place in the professional workplace. We know you're the experts, so take our Flash Survey now and tell us how you use social media!
As always, survey respondents will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! The NGPF Team
Create your own user feedback survey ...
Jan 04, 2018
Schools In News, Financial Literacy, Career, Behavioral Finance, Lesson Idea, Employment
'Adult for a day' — non-profit's simulated town hands kids the keys to a city (CommercialAppeal)
Like any good mayor, Rosalinda Macario Rivera always knows what's happening in her town. "I have to watch everyone at the same time," she says, darting around her City Hall office and her town attending to issues both logistical and financial. And if you work for her, don't think for a minute the smile that covers half her face means you're off the hook for not doing your job....
Jan 02, 2018
Survey Results, Flash Surveys
At NGPF we wanted to know: What does personal finance professional development look like in your school, district, or state? What PD do educators have access to? What are PD opportunities that educators are seeking? Thanks to over 400 educators who responded to this survey, which was one of our most popular in terms of response rates. Here is a quick summary of the results:
Most educators WOULD LIKE to engage in PD a few times per year (52% of respondents), however...
In reality about 33%...
Dec 20, 2017
Schools In News, Audio Resource, Activity, Current Events, Featured Teachers, Financial Literacy, Professional Development, This Week In Financial Literacy
Grading U.S. states on teaching financial literacy: Some earn A’s, while others flunk (The Washington Post)
The third report card of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College highlights the mixed record around the country — including in the D.C. region, where the District earned an F, while Virginia aced it and Maryland received a B. (See all grades below.) The grades are only a slight improvement from those given in 2015, when 24 percent of states and the...
Dec 06, 2017
Schools In News, Featured Teachers, Financial Literacy, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Budgeting, Career, Teaching Strategies
Financial literacy course added to Arkansas graduation requirements (News Channel 3)
Arkansas students won’t be able to graduate from high school without some understanding of financial planning, taxes and household budgeting. A new law approved by lawmakers this year mandates that students receive instruction on a range of standards related to financial literacy, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The law, dubbed the Personal Finance and Job Readiness Act, will...
Nov 16, 2017
Teaching Strategies, Lesson Idea, Activities, Featured NGPF Lesson
The following post is courtesy of Lois Stoll, Benjamin Logan High School (Bellfontaine, OH). In this post, she discussed how she incorporated manipulatives into the ANALYZE: Categorizing Credit lesson!
Directions for adding manipulatives to the ANALYZE: Categorizing Credit lesson.
To make this lesson more interactive, print labels and make cards for each group of students. The Yellow cards represent the different categories of credit:
I = Installment
S = Secured
V = Variable
R = Revolving
Nov 16, 2017
Flash Surveys, Professional Development
At NGPF we want to know: What does personal finance professional development look like in your school, district, or state? What PD do educators have access to? What are PD opportunities that educators are seeking? We'd love to hear your input about personal finance professional development, so thanks for taking our Flash Survey now! This is also your chance to inform our future professional development offerings!As always, survey respondents will be entered into a draw for...
Nov 08, 2017
Schools In News
Highland teacher Marlee Barton is KY’s Financial Literacy Teacher of Year, uses project-based learning (Northern Kentucky Tribune)
From balancing a checkbook to making a budget to planning for retirement, the lessons of personal finance can stay with students for a lifetime. At the October meeting of the Fort Thomas Independent School Board, Marlee Barton, a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Highlands High and Highlands Middle schools, was honored for her work...
Nov 07, 2017
Research, Survey Results, Financial Literacy
Are you longing to add more math-based activities to your curriculum? Is the relationship between math and personal finance simply outside the scope of what you want or have time to teach?
Thanks to the respondents, we have some key findings to share with you:
The majority (76%) of educators embed math content and skill development in their personal finance classes at least once per week
The top challenges to including additional math-related personal finance activities are split...
Oct 30, 2017
Featured Teachers, Schools In News, Front Page Spotlight, Professional Development, Contest Previous
NGPF is excited to introduce the following recipients of the NGPF Scholarship to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, 2017!
Adrienne Deakins, William Penn High School (New Castle, DE)Adrienne teaches Economics/Personal Finance and AP Economics at William Penn High School in New Castle, DE.
Amy McCutchen, Holmen High School (Holmen, WI)Amy McCutchen has been a teacher at Holmen High School in Holmen, Wisconsin since 2007. She teaches business classes...
Oct 25, 2017
Schools In News, Financial Literacy, Lesson Idea, Featured Teachers
Mt. Ararat educator honored for teaching financial literacy (The Times Record)
Jeanne Billings of Mt. Ararat High School is the 2017-18 recipient of the Financial Educator of the Year Award by the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Billings teaches the Independent Living Class at Mt. Ararat High School, where she incorporates technology, personal examples, community organizations and practical assignments, according to the coalition.
Highlands teacher named...