Richard Cordray

Working to Advance Financial Education in Schools

By Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau   As we observe National Financial Literacy Month, let us all continue our efforts to ensure children and youth develop the skills and habits that will help them to make better financial decisions as they become adults. There is not a single good reason – […]

POSTED: April 22, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , ,

Raymond McDaniel

More Must Be Done to Position Young People for Success in the Future

By Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Moody’s Corporation April is Financial Literacy Month. It’s also the time when high school seniors begin to focus on their plans beyond graduation. For those who are college-bound, the economic realities of preparing for college—applying for student loans, financial aid and credit cards—begin. And for […]

POSTED: April 21, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , ,

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Money Math Mondays: Earning Income

Welcome to our third “Money Math Monday.” This week children will learn about ways they can earn income. We all know kids who make a few extra dollars by providing services like walking the neighbor’s dog or mowing the lawn. How about earning money for helping someone name their pet? Bedtime Math has found all […]

POSTED: April 20, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch

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Incorporating Economics in the Elementary School Curriculum

By Kathleen O’Hagan, Special Representative at the UFT, Former 4th Grade Teacher, 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awardee Today’s public schools are tasked with so much to teach that it isn’t surprising that many essential skills are over-looked with the current focus on reading and math scores and standardized tests. What is often […]

POSTED: April 17, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , ,

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Nothing is More Powerful than Teaching Financial Literacy

By Darren Gurney, Economics Teacher, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY, 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awardee. As an educator, nothing is more powerful than teaching financial literacy. Having taught a variety of social studies topics during the past 18 years as a teacher, I know that financial literacy is as valuable […]

POSTED: April 16, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , ,

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It’s All About Implementation: Promising Results for State Financial Education Mandates

By J. Michael Collins, Ph.D., Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin-Madison The growing complexity of financial decisions facing American consumers has prompted an increased emphasis by policymakers on promoting financial education at all stages of life. One group of specific concern is young adults, as they have been shown to have particularly low levels […]

POSTED: April 15, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , ,

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