Schools in the News (December 2018)
Here's what's been happening with financial education recently at schools across America:
- Students at Grand Junction High School (CO) shared their financial savvy with parents, teachers and other students at a FinLit Night (NBC11 News).
- Sioux City (IA) Career Academy Personal Finance teacher, Cody Jaminet, describes the "aha moments" that students experience in his class, ""I see it every time I teach this class," he explained. "Kids may feel a bit overwhelmed at first. Then, the light bulb comes on and they realizes this class is hitting close to home (Sioux City Journal)
- Cedar High School (UT) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the state mandate for financial education with a cake and a special lesson (Iron County Today)
- John Ninfo (NGPF podcast guest) wrote a column with the provocative question about whether personal finance should be a high school graduation requirement (Daily Messenger)
- Kentucky teacher David Sandlin applauds the state's recent move to make it a graduation requirement. It has fulfilled an economics requirement at his school (Walton-Verona Independent) since 2010 (Northern Kentucky Tribune)
- MacArthur High students (Decatur, GA) learn financial education Family Feud-style (Herald and Review)
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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