Schools in the News

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Jan 04, 2018
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Schools In News, Employment, Lesson Idea, Behavioral Finance, Career, Financial Literacy
  • '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.

 

  • Financial literacy requirement sought for Florida students (News4Jax)

 Florida senators are renewing a push to require high-school students to pass a financial-literacy course before graduation, though at least two lawmakers are concerned about students being squeezed for time during the school day.

 

Cabell County Schools will offer a half-dozen new, career-centered courses for high school students next year at Cabell Midland and Huntington high schools as well as the Cabell County Career Technology Center.

 

  • Why Vocational Education Is Back In Vogue in Some Hawaii Schools (Civil Beat)

Like thousands of public school students in Hawaii, Francis Toto Mailo spends at least part of his school day outside of a traditional classroom. On a recent Thursday morning, the 18-year-old was in “shop” class, engrossed in drilling screws into wood planks to make a table as he wore protective goggles. 

 

About the Author

Laura Matchett

After graduating with an education degree and spending 7 years in an elementary classroom, Laura made the switch to the non-profit world and loves interacting with students, educators and business professionals across the country. She is passionate about all students having access to high quality education and views personal finance education as one way to ‘level the playing field’. When Laura is not locating or creating high quality educational resources, you can find her mountain biking or searching for the best ramen in town!