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PROJECT UPDATENew Partnership
We are pleased to announce that finEDge is now available through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. Learn more about this exciting, new partnership.
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT"I Didn't Have To Create the Curriculum!"
"I bring many of my personal stories into the lessons as well as enlist students to share their stories related to the topic of the day. I have found this to be helpful with student buy-in. Everyone loves a story and it is one way to help people remember a concept or principle." — Patti Maurer
WHAT WE'RE READINGWhy You May Be Paying Too Much for Your Car Insurance
According to state regulators, premiums, or the regular amounts customers pay for their insurance, should be based on risk, or how likely it is that a customer will be in an accident and file a claim, plus a little extra (private insurers are for-profit businesses, after all). So, the higher the perceived risk, the higher the premium and vice versa, right?
Maybe not. The article "Why You May Be Paying Too Much for Your Car Insurance" (Consumer Reports, February 25, 2020) takes a deep dive into the highly secretive world of auto insurance pricing and the challenges of regulators charged with protecting consumers from discriminatory practices.
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONMeeting All Students' Needs with a High-Quality, Commercial Curriculum
Effective teachers are experts in the unique knowledge, needs, and circumstances of their students. At the same time, teachers use all this knowledge to connect the content they are required to teach to the contexts of each individual learner they are teaching.
How do curricula fit into this picture? How can a high-quality curriculum be adapted to meet individual students’ needs? Our latest blog considers these questions and more.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTSummer Institute for finEDge Teachers
Come spend two days with fellow educators engaging in professional development sessions facilitated by finEDge authors and UChicago Financial Education Initiative staff and field test teachers. The conference is free for participants and travel/accommodations will be reimbursed.
IN REAL LIFESaving for Next Season
"The most recent financial decision I made was paying for new track gear to help me in the upcoming season. I was able to do this by saving a small portion of my allowance weekly in order to purchase the new gear." — Tyrese Shoemake
CAREER CORNERHelping People, Flexible Scheduling, and Continuous Learning
"As a public adjuster, I spend more of my time in front of the client explaining and reviewing the policy in their home or office. The beautiful side of the business is helping someone in need." — Ebahi Ejerekhile