NEWSLETTER | SUMMER 2020
TEACHER SPOTLIGHTStudents Realize This Class Is a Part of Life!
"I raised my hand to teach our young scholars financial literacy. What began as extra work turned into what may be one of the most beneficial and important classes being taught in school today. I look forward to teaching this class, because I know that I am providing students with invaluable information that will be used for the rest of their lives and passed on to their children." — Kevin Moses Steward
PROJECT UPDATEDigital Games Field Test
Financial decisions are serious. But that doesn’t mean learning to make financial decisions can’t be fun. We have developed five digital games to supplement the finEDge curriculum materials. We are planning to field test the games this fall and are looking for teachers to participate.
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONThe Importance of Teachers
The sudden shift to remote learning in March upended the lives of families and educators across the country. Parents and other caregivers of school-age children were brought face-to-face with a truth that too often gets buried under the myriad issues that beset education: teaching is hard.
EXPANDING STUDENT ACCESSTeacher Toolkit
There's a lot up in the air right now. That's why we're urging all financial education teachers to reach out to local education officials about the need for quality financial education. Check out the teacher toolkit we made to help you get started.
EXPANDING STUDENT ACCESSDoes Financial Education Matter?
We would love to hear from you about your experience with financial education and why you believe all students deserve access to in-school programs that help them become financially literate.
WHAT WE'RE READINGDisinvestment In Black and Latino Communities Is Rooted In Policy
A recent piece in the Chicago Tribune discusses how disinvestment in Chicago is linked to policies that have deeply racist roots. The article traces the impact of specific policies including housing, transportation, healthcare policies, and school funding.
So what do these policies have to do with financial education? A lot...
IN REAL LIFEFinance Makes the World Go Round
"Every day we encounter something to do with finance and if you are able to understand and handle financial literacy, the rest of your life won’t be as hard. To take a course like this early on will prevent you from a lot of financial mistakes that you would probably make later on in your future." — Daniel Buie
CAREER CORNERHelping People Save More for Retirement
"I get to work with so many different people and am constantly learning from the folks I work with both internally and externally. I love the strategic aspect of my role—being able to think creatively with my clients and actually executing on it with our internal teams. It's rewarding to see how the joint work we all are doing impacts the industry and how it will help everyday individuals save more for retirement." — Angie Sanit
LOOKING AHEADfinEDge Available for 2020–21 School Year
Teach finEDge and help your students navigate financial decisions with confidence. finEDge is available to schools across the country for the 2020–21 school year through the Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.