Jun 05, 2018
NGPF Fellows, Teaching Strategies, Activities, Checking Accounts, Interactive, Personal Finance
Teachers who attend our Summer Institute in Palo Alto become NGPF Fellows the following school year -- this Fellowship includes presenting with us at PD sessions, offering NGPF feedback on products, writing guest blog posts, ... the list goes on. Today features a Tech Tool Review from Jill Wilson of Glenwood Springs High School in Glenwood Springs, CO. Here's what Jill has to say...
Tech Tool: MyKidsBank.org (Artificial online, electronic banking tool)
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Jun 03, 2018
NGPF Fellows, Budgeting, Behavioral Finance, Economics, Teaching Strategies
Teachers will share their experiences in the classroom and how they apply what they learned at NGPF PD events (FinCamps, FinCamps PLUS, Summer Institute and Summit). This week, we focus on NGPF Fellow, Maureen Neuner, from Pinelands Regional High School, Little Egg Harbor (NJ), who explains her 'Pineland Dollars' (named after her school) classroom economy!
Another project we do since we are in the money unit of our class is our "Pinelands Dollars." I set up a simulated saving, earning...
May 09, 2018
Schools In News, Teaching Strategies, Lesson Idea, Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers, Entrepreneurship, This Week In Financial Literacy
South Bay students give younger classmates a dose of entrepreneurship (The Mercury News)
Inside a classroom tucked into the first floor of the Cupertino Library, presenters last Saturday discussed a range of business topics including the finer points of writing a business plan and the importance of diversity in a corporate team. As they did so, an audience of about 30 sat in earnest attention, trying to take it all in.
Area schools using creative approaches to teach personal finance to...
May 06, 2018
Wiith the end of the school year fast approaching, we wanted to ask for your help in assessing our work over the past year. Some of you are faithful users. Others are new to the NGPF community. Whoever you are, we want YOUR feedback so we can continue to improve!
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May 04, 2018
Survey Results, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Personal Finance
As more states move to increase access to financial education for their students, we were curious: What has your experience been in advocating for financial education? Now, with data in hand, here's a quick summary of the results:
81% of respondents indicate that they have advocated for a personal finance class or content in their school, district, or state
Administration (64%), students (62%), colleagues (61%), and parents (60%) are the most reported supporters of financial education advocacy...
May 02, 2018
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 3, 2018 - Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit committed to ensuring that ALL students leave high school with the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex financial world, is pleased to announce the ten National Winners in their inaugural PAYBACK Challenge.
This essay contest attracted over 500 submissions from students in all fifty states. After playing the award-winning game, PAYBACK, students wrote a 250 word essay with the following prompt:...
Apr 26, 2018
Schools In News, Activities, Featured Teachers, Behavioral Finance
Virginia announces 2018 Governor’s Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance (Augusta Free Press)
Congrats to educators in the NGPF Community, Jason Bartholomew of Nansemond River High School and Patricia Adams of Glen Allen High School, whose students starred in this competition.
100 BEST W!SE HIGH SCHOOLS TEACHING PERSONAL FINANCE (w!se)
In 2013, W!se celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Financial Literacy Certification program and created the first...
Apr 25, 2018
Paying for College, Personal Finance, Interactive
PALO ALTO, California, April 26, 2018 - Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit committed to ensuring that ALL students leave high school with the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex financial world, is pleased to announce the 150 honorable mention winners of their inaugural PAYBACK Challenge.
This essay contest attracted over 500 submissions from students in all fifty states. After playing the award-winning game, PAYBACK, students wrote a 250 word essay with the...
Apr 19, 2018
Schools In News, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Strategies, Current Events, Activities
Banking on the Future: Winooski Teacher Primes Students for Financial Success (KidsVT)
When it comes to teaching kids personal finance, Vermont gets a D. The 2017 National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools — put out by Champlain College's Center for Financial Literacy — dings the state for setting "modest levels" of personal finance education in state academic standards, providing no specifics on instruction and no oversight to the school...
Apr 16, 2018
Summer Institute, Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers
Adam Cole, Needham High School (Needham, MA)
Adam Cole is a dedicated educator who is passionate about preparing his students for life after high school. After 8 years of teaching solely math, he added both personal finance and computer science to his schedule. By connecting with local businesses and experts to make the material more engaging and meaningful, enrollment has doubled over the last 5 years. In addition to teaching, he coaches both the Boys...
Mar 29, 2018
Schools In News, Lesson Idea, Advocacy, Investing
Personal finance class at Lee Middle and High School a sound investment for the future (The Berkshire Eagle)
This fall, Tom McCormack had seniors in his classroom at Lee Middle and High School who could make the honor roll, lead sports and community activities, and are all planning to graduate with colleges and careers in mind. But, many of them have been struggling to figure out how to do their own taxes, shop for an insurance plan and prepare for managing a student loan.
Mar 29, 2018
Flash Surveys, Advocacy
As more states move to increase access to financial education for their students, we are curious: What has your experience been in advocating for financial education? We'd love to hear your personal experience so we can better support the efforts of educators nationwide.Take our Flash Survey now and fill us in!As always, survey respondents will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
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Mar 14, 2018
Schools In News, Featured Teachers, Financial Literacy, Career, Current Events, Cryptocurrencies, 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, Personal Finance, Current Events, Career, Economics, 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...