Schools in the News

Oct 12, 2017
Schools In News, Teaching Strategies, Employment, Personal Finance, Financial Literacy
  • New financial literacy standards for Illinois schools (Fox Illinois)

Schools around Illinois are teaching students the ins and outs of spending and saving money. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, these standards are meant to better prepare students for college and careers. The new standards were required to be implemented this school year.

A touring Midwestern rock band will play concerts at two Nebraska high schools in the coming days, shows that will be immediately followed by frank talks from the band’s frontman about financial literacy. Steve Gooding, co-founder, guitarist and singer in the band Gooding, says after the music ends, the lessons begin about debt, stocks and savings accounts.

  • City National Accepting Applications For Literacy Grants Totaling Up to $80,000 (City National Bank)

City National Bank today announced that it is now accepting applications for grants to support literacy and financially-based literacy projects at public and private elementary, middle and high schools in six states.  Administered through City National’s award-winning Reading is The way up® literacy program, this year’s program will award up to $80,000 in both literacy and financial literacy grants.

Stiles Machinery Inc. opened its doors to local students on October 5 to mark Manufacturing Day, a nationwide event that takes place each year to inspire the next generation and offer them insights into what manufacturing looks like today and how it is impacting the future. The event at Stiles was a success, with almost 100 students attending from local high schools.

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!