August 10, 2016

Education Trends for the 2016 – 2017 School Year

As the summer comes to a close and the classroom is right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to share the trends and technologies that will be impacting teachers in classrooms across the country this year. The technologies of tomorrow are more accessible than ever, and this year they will be more integrated into the classroom experience than ever before.  Read more

August 1, 2016

Financial Literacy: Results and Advice from Real Teachers Who’ve Taught it

By now we are all well aware that financial literacy has endless benefits for students. According to data from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Investor Education Foundation, high school students who are required to take personal finance courses have better average credit scores and lower debt delinquency rates as young adults. Read more

June 30, 2016

We’re halfway through 2016! How’s your financial plan holding up?

June brings us to the halfway point in the year; oh how time flies! You may remember that in January we outlined a year-long budget to help you structure and maintain a smart financial plan this year. We also urged you to share your journey with your students for a lesson in financial education. Now that the halfway point is upon us, let’s take a minute to review and evaluate your progress. Read more

June 16, 2016

Finance-Friendly Father’s Day

Father’s Day sneaks up on us every year. Mother’s Day comes and goes, and then before we know it, we’re scrambling at the eleventh hour to find the perfect gift for dear old Dad, wading hopelessly through a sea of neckties and golf socks.

Like we’ve said before: last-minute shopping is the worst.  Not only is it frustrating, but you often end up spending more than you’d like on a gift that’s, well, kind of cliché. Read more

June 7, 2016

Financial Literacy Lessons Wrap-Up

As the end of the school year is upon us and students head home for the summer, many teachers are asking themselves about the lessons they hope their students will take home with them. While every teacher will come up with different ideas about what financial literacy lessons are most important for their unique group of students, we have listed some standout financial literacy skills that teachers should make sure students keep top of mind until they return in the fall, and beyond. Read more

May 23, 2016

Summer Budget for High School Graduates

College is expensive, and it’s often the first time young people are on their own, working toward financial independence. The summer between high school and college is the perfect time for students to put financial literacy lessons learned throughout high school into practice – make a budget, earn and save money, and set themselves up for success in the next four years. Teachers can impart these lessons to graduating seniors who are entering college in the fall. Read more

May 10, 2016

Financial Education Matters

If you were an Economics teacher in the 1990’s, things looked a lot different in the financial education world.   There were only 1 or 2 standards tied to Financial Literacy.  No textbook contained any helpful information and there was very little supplemental or online material.  Most teachers might not have really focused on it, as it was not emphasized.  And those that did understand the importance had very little to choose from, most had to create their own materials. Read more

April 25, 2016

Financial Literacy: Earth Day Edition

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we’re helping to preserve our planet and its resources visit this page.

Around the world, companies are paying attention to how they can implement greener initiatives, many using the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda to grow their businesses in ways that will streamline efficiencies while minimizing the impact on the environment. Read more