Category: Contest Current

Question of the Day: Which item saw the sharpest increase in prices in last 12 months: Gasoline, Bacon or Eggs?

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Jan 08, 2022
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Budgeting, Economics, Research, Contest Current
Answer (from Visual Capitalist):  Questions:  Have you noticed inflation (the increases in prices) in items that you or your family purchase in your own lives? Which of the items above do you think consumers will buy less? Which of the items do you think they will not change their behavior despite the price increases?  Pick one of the items from the list and come up with a substitute that a consumer might choose. Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the...

UPDATED (1/12/22): Guess the CPI and your class could win a $100 gift card!

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Jan 03, 2022
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Contest Current, Economics
UPDATE (1/12/22): The CPI for the 12 month period ending December 2021 was announced this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and came in at....7%! Details here. Congratulations to our three winners this month who estimated the exact number: Diana Garza, a Business and Money Matters teacher at Earl Warren High School (San Antonio, TX): 6th period class Pan Zunggeemoge, an Economics Teacher at Learn4Life (Gardena, CA) Allison Gossick, a Personal Finance teacher at Blue Valley North...

UPDATED: NEW! Contest: Guess the October Monthly Jobs Number (and your class could win a $100 Amazon gift card)!

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Oct 27, 2021
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Contest Current, Economics
The winner this month is.... Catherine Sturtz's period 9 class Intro to Business and Finance at Miller Place High School (NY) estimated October job growth of 525,000 vs. actual of 531,000 which was reported this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wondering how they did it? Here was their forecasting model:  Jan 2021 figures showed were around 233,000, resulting in the months after spiking to around 536,000 April 2021 figures showed were around 269,000 resulting...

ONE Month Left to Enter the Payback Challenge

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Oct 18, 2021
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Contest Current
NGPF is awarding $75,000 in scholarships directly to high school students and your students deserve a chance to win! The deadline to enter is just one month away. DEADLINE: November 19, 2021 at midnight local time. Details for how to enter are included below and are also outlined in the short promotional video:     TO ENTER: STEP 1: Teacher Completes Registration Form Once you've filled out the 2021 PAYBACK Challenge Registration Form, you will receive the 2021 Submission...

The 2021 PAYBACK Challenge is Open!

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Oct 04, 2021
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Contest Current
In case you missed it... NGPF has officially launched the 2021 Payback Challenge with $75,000 of scholarship funding for high school students! Check out the one-minute video below that quickly summarizes the steps:   Note: The deadline is 11:59PM local time on November 19th, 2021   HOW TO ENTER: STEP 1: Teachers Complete Registration Form Once you've filled out the 2021 PAYBACK Challenge Registration Form, you will receive the 2021 Submission Template for your students as well...

Participate in NGPF's 2019 PAYBACK Challenge Essay Contest: More than $125,000 in Scholarships Available

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Sep 25, 2019
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Paying for College, Contest Current, Interactive
We are excited to announce NGPF's 2019 PAYBACK Challenge Essay Contest with more than $125,000 in scholarships available. PAYBACK challenges students to get to and through college while balancing their happiness, connections and focus (oh, and their finances, too!). Designed by McKinney (a digital ad agency), PAYBACK has earned several Webby Awards and has engaged almost a million students since launch in September of 2017. Good luck to your students!  Watch this short video for details...

NGPF PAYBACK Challenge: Over $125,000 In Cash Prizes Available for Students!

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Sep 25, 2018
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Contest Current, Paying for College
*Thank you all for participating in our #PaybackChallenge! We had the best team reading party to date! We will announce the Winners via Press Releases in early January! All emails to winners and participants have been sent.* Last spring, we debuted our inaugural PAYBACK Challenge to high schools across the nation. We're back at it again this fall just as students start the college application process. This scholarship opportunity is open to ALL 9th-12th graders. So, educators, check out the...

NGPF Announces Scholarship Recipients for National Jump$tart Conference

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Sep 04, 2018
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Contest Current, Featured Teachers, Professional Development, Schools In News
 NGPF is excited to announce the following NGPF Scholarship recipients who will attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Cleveland, OH on November 3-5, 2018. Many will also be attending an NGPF FinCamp to be held prior to the conference on November 3rd. We were impressed with the number of high-quality applicants and found it challenging to select the following recipients from over 250 applications! Congratulations to: Aaron Shaffner, East High School (Denver, CO) Abigail Lugo,...

NGPF Jump$tart NEC Scholarships!

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Jul 27, 2018
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Contest Current, Financial Literacy, Professional Development
Are you passionate about building financial capability and find yourself constantly brainstorming and conjuring up ways to bring personal finance education to more students? If so, we have an amazing professional development opportunity for you! Next Gen Personal Finance is awarding 20 scholarships for classroom teachers to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Cleveland, OH from November 3-5, 2018!To apply for a scholarship, submit a response to the...

NGPF's Fina(ncia)l Four: Vote For Your Favorites NOW!

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Apr 04, 2018
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Contest Current, Personal Finance
  ------------------------------ Update on Wednesday at 5PM PT [Voting Ends Thursday at 5PM PT]: PAYBACK Rolling over Uber Driver 157-32 SPENT with Narrow Edge over Tale of Two Credit Scores 116-73 VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES HERE   DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS VOTING in the 2 Semi-Final games (see below) concludes on Thursday, April 5th at 5pm PT.  BOOKMARK the NGPF Blog page for regular updates over the next three days.  VISIT the NGPF Blog...

Contests Coming in 2018!

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Oct 06, 2017
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Contest Current
We have no contests currently active.   However, watch this space for more awesome contests and opportunities coming in 2018!    ...

NGPF Launches 3rd Annual Teacher Innovator Contest

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Apr 07, 2017
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Lesson Idea, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Contest Current
Here are the deets: WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT? COMPLETE THIS FORM to submit details about your favorite personal finance lesson or activity that demonstrates an innovative approach to teaching a personal finance concept.  WHAT IS CONSIDERED “INNOVATIVE?” Creation of an original lesson plan or activity with a personal finance focus Modification of an existing lesson or activity (e.g., creating an extension activity to challenge your high performers, finding additional...

Win an NGPF Scholarship to Jump$tart 2017 in Washington D.C.!

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Mar 15, 2017
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Front Page Spotlight, Contest Current
Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is awarding 25 scholarships, worth $425 each, for classroom teachers to attend the National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C.! To apply for your chance at one of these scholarships: Select an NGPF resource from the list below Use the resource with your students and collect 5 student work samples Complete the NGPF Jump$tart Application Form Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 14, 2017. [google-drive-embed...

NGPF Summer Institute

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Mar 15, 2017
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Contest Current
Thank you to everyone who applied to the NGPF Summer Institute.  We were humbled by the overwhelming response that we received this year and by the commitment to financial education you demonstrated in your personal statements. The selection process was extremely difficult this year. We have notified all who submitted an application of their status and will post those who are accepting their offers shortly. We also recognize that the large response rate demonstrates the strong demand for...

NGPF Application Tips For Summer Institute 2017!

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Jan 30, 2017
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Summer Institute, Front Page Spotlight, Contest Current
We are excited to start the process for the Summer Institute 2017. Last year, we planned to invite SIX applicants for NGPF’s Inaugural Summer Institute. However, due to an incredible response of qualified candidates, we selected TWELVE! In that same spirit, we have even better news this year! Due to the success of last year’s Institute, we have decided to increase our investment and host TWO Summer Institute sessions – which means 24 outstanding educators will be joining us...