Apr 29, 2021
Professional Development

NGPF On-Demand: $7.25 - The Minimum Wage

NGPF On-Demand is a professional development opportunity that allows teachers to deepen their content knowledge on their own schedule and at their own pace.

One of the 26 modules available is “$7.25 - The Minimum Wage”. With a recent push for $15, this module will review the current minimum wage federally and in your own state, take a look at who’s living on minimum wage and what that means, as well as the potential pros and cons of raising the minimum wage.


Here are some highlights from the module: 



  • Watch a video about the history of minimum wage. 
  • Review multiple data sources on who in the United States earns subminimum or minimum wage.


Interested in learning about minimum wage? Visit our NGPF On-Demand library and get started on "$7.25 - The Minimum Wage" and explore the other available modules! 


Note: These modules are not designed for direct use with students. Additional details and FAQs are available on the NGPF On-Demand webpage


About the Author

Amanda Volz

Amanda joins the NGPF Team with 18 years of experience teaching personal finance. During that time, she led her students to hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, won multiple awards, and most importantly, impacted the financial lives of thousands of high school students. Amanda prides herself on being an educational leader and is constantly looking for innovative ways to make the classroom relevant, rigorous, and fun. She is a passionate advocate for financial education and has been a long time member of the NGPF community. Fun fact - Amanda was NGPF’s first teacher account! When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with her husband and two children.

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