May 09, 2018
Schools In News, Teaching Strategies, Lesson Idea, Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers, Entrepreneurship, This Week In Financial Literacy
South Bay students give younger classmates a dose of entrepreneurship (The Mercury News)
Inside a classroom tucked into the first floor of the Cupertino Library, presenters last Saturday discussed a range of business topics including the finer points of writing a business plan and the importance of diversity in a corporate team. As they did so, an audience of about 30 sat in earnest attention, trying to take it all in.
Area schools using creative approaches to teach personal finance to...
Dec 20, 2017
Schools In News, Audio Resource, Activity, Current Events, Featured Teachers, Financial Literacy, Professional Development, This Week In Financial Literacy
Grading U.S. states on teaching financial literacy: Some earn A’s, while others flunk (The Washington Post)
The third report card of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College highlights the mixed record around the country — including in the D.C. region, where the District earned an F, while Virginia aced it and Maryland received a B. (See all grades below.) The grades are only a slight improvement from those given in 2015, when 24 percent of states and the...
Sep 27, 2017
Schools In News, Career, Lesson Idea, This Week In Financial Literacy
Schools, colleges partner to get students ready for careers, life (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
When Eric Cardona graduates from high school next year, he will leave with more than a diploma. Cardona will also take with him a full year's worth of credits toward an automotive technician diploma from Northeast. He did it by taking courses through City Stadium Automotive at Green Bay East High School in conjunction with an apprenticeship with an area mechanic.
May 10, 2017
Schools In News, Financial Literacy, Current Events, This Week In Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers
Inspiring Educator: Ami Amero (WCSH6) [Editor’s note: You can listen to Ami’s story on this NGPF podcast]
This week’s Maine Education Association Inspiring Educator is Ami Amero. Amero has been teaching history at Forest Hills Consolidated School in Jackman for the last 20 years. During her time there, she started a personal finance class to help students with real life finance after graduation. That class is now a requirement for all Forest Hill students to graduate. Amero...
Apr 26, 2017
Schools In News, Research, Financial Literacy, Teaching Strategies, This Week In Financial Literacy, Article, Featured Teachers
How Microlending Builds Financial Literacy Skills and Empowers Students (Education Week)
Teachers understand that creating authentic, real-world learning experiences engage students in a way that improves learning and makes it more enjoyable. At Town School for Boys in San Francisco, 6th graders engage in a yearlong study of microfinance using project-based learning that explores what it means to run a business while developing meaningful success skills along the way. While global education...
Apr 03, 2017
Teaching Strategies, Personal Finance, Financial Literacy, This Week In Financial Literacy
Thanks to Brian Page for featuring us as a key resource on Dan Kadlec’s Right About Money media platform focused on financial literacy.
I appreciated how Brian described the multitude of ways that he uses NGPF resources and content:
As I construct lessons for my students, NGPF is always a go-to resource. NGPF podcasts are entertaining and informative, and feature top financial literacy experts. I enjoy listening to them on my drive home from work. The teaching resources can plug into...
Jan 03, 2017
Survey Results, Teaching Strategies, This Week In Financial Literacy
Differentiation. You know the word, you hear the buzz, but what are other educators doing?
We surveyed many educators to find out how they incorporate differentiation into their personal finance lessons.
Some key findings from our survey:
61% of survey respondents reported that they plan lessons incorporating differentiation at least one per week
Activities, assessments and reading texts were the most commonly identified resources for differentiation
80% of survey respondents reported that...
Nov 22, 2016
Schools In News, Personal Finance, Financial Literacy, Current Events, This Week In Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship
Gary students to operate urban farm as part of business program (The Washington Times)
GARY, IN. The bleating of a pair of goats has been added to the clucking of hens at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy’s urban farm. Nearly two dozen students at the high school are taking the Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance class, which oversees the farm.
Improving Financial Literacy for Ontario Students (Ontario)
November is Financial Literacy Month and Ontario is highlighting the various...
Nov 09, 2016
Schools In News, Behavioral Finance, Budgeting, Personal Finance, Financial Literacy, Teaching Strategies, This Week In Financial Literacy, Employment
Teaching Teens Financial Literacy at Provine High School, MI. (Jackson Free Press):
Students at Provine High School will soon be able to open up accounts with Hope Credit Union right in their own hallway. The project started as a partnership between Provine High School’s Business and Finance Academy and Hope Credit Union. In the program, students participated in workshops, learning about financial literacy, how credit unions work and the importance of saving money from staff at Hope...
Oct 26, 2016
Featured Teachers, Teaching Strategies, Schools In News, Current Events, This Week In Financial Literacy
“It’s about time”: Students in Lisa Holland’s class at Mount Pilchuck Elementary School being equipped with financial savvy so they don’t get into debt later (HeraldNet):
It was payday in Lisa Holland’s classroom at Mount Pilchuck Elementary School. Two young bankers handed out colorful slips of currency bearing the image of a stately frog. Students were paid in the Froggy dollars according to their Pond 20 workplace expectations, such as coming to school...
Oct 06, 2016
Featured Teachers, Schools In News, Current Events, This Week In Financial Literacy
We, Next Gen Personal Finance, announced the winners of their scholarship contest; 18 teachers will be heading to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Dallas in early November.
Jennifer Jordan of Abilene High School (Abilene, TX) received a grant to start a personal finance program at her school (BigCountry):
It is hard for some students to really take in what they learn from their high school economics class. Although it may not seem that fun learning about how to balance a...
Sep 20, 2016
Featured Teachers, Schools In News, This Week In Financial Literacy
Carlmont High School (right down the road from me in Belmont, California) offers a personal finance program (Scot Scoop News):
Personal finance teacher James Cappels said, “Learning about finances is something that everybody needs, especially for people living in an area as competitive as the Bay Area. It is very easy to burn through money if you don’t know what you’re doing. This class helps students get off to a good start so that they don’t have to learn about money the hard...
Apr 19, 2016
Research, Personal Finance, Schools In News, Current Events, This Week In Financial Literacy
wi$e Announces 100 Best High Schools For Personal Finance Education (Press release):
The 100 Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance recognizes the top performing high schools in w!se’s national network. The Top 3 ranked schools for 2016 are: Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, NJ; Aviation High School in Long Island City, NY; and HS for Math, Science & Engineering @ CCNY, New York, NY
What makes for a successful school-based personal finance program (NPR)?...
Mar 14, 2016
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...
Mar 04, 2016
Identity Theft, Checking Accounts, Payment Types, This Week In Financial Literacy, Article
Here are several recent articles about checking accounts that should be of interest:
What will happen to your bank account if interest rates go negative (from Business Insider)?
Analysts at Deutsche Bank hosted meetings with PNC Bank’s chairman and CEO, Bill Demchak, last week and addressed the possibility of negative rates. The answer was simple: “If rates go negative, consumer deposit rates go to zero and PNC would charge fees on accounts.”
CFPB looking to make...