What's New In Schools?

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Mar 14, 2016
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Schools In News, This Week In Financial Literacy, Article

Scanning the headlines to see what’s happening in high schools across the country:

  • Students at Cody-Kilgore School in Nebraska were featured in recent PBS NewsHour story about the student-run retail operation in town.
  • Vermont high schools competing in the a state-wide Treasury Cup challenge to test their personal finance knowledge (WCAX.com).
  • Milton High School students (Wisconsin) recently participated in a Reality Check simulation (GazetteXtra)
  • Group of students at West Hartford’s Hall High School (Connecticut) hoping to make personal finance a graduation requirement (we-ha.com)
  • State of Delaware announced a 6th round of grants available for financial literacy efforts in the state (Delaware.gov)

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

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.