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April 12, 2021 Pandemic Helps Stir Interest in Teaching Financial Literacy
Two dozen states are considering bills on the subject. Proponents say student debt and heightened interest in economic inequality are behind the efforts.
April 21, 2020 Financial Literacy Today for Career Success Tomorrow
Financial education prepares high school students for life after graduation. Whether students are heading to college, entering the workforce, or joining the military, they need sound financial literacy skills.
March 4, 2020 Kendall Hunt Goes Beyond the Textbook with Financial Literacy Program
A new partnership will help expand finEDge to reach more teachers and students across the country.
January 28, 2020 Chalkbeat
Why this Chicago teacher believes smart money lessons could help break the cycle of poverty.
January 14, 2020 WTTW Chicago Tonight
Illinois is one of many states that doesn't require high school students to take a financial literacy course. The UChicago Financial Education Initiative is on a mission to change that.
January 2, 2020 WBEZ Chicago
As College Debt Grows, High School Class Prepares Students For What Lies Ahead.
May 15, 2019 eSchool News
Jean Attig, finEDge teacher at Niles North High School identifies key elements to an equitable, realistic financial education program.
April 10, 2019 The Morning Pulse
How do you teach complex financial topics? Project director Rebecca Maxcy shares the strategies used in finEDge on The Morning Pulse, a podcast covering financial and retirement news. Interview begins at around 47 minutes.
February 21, 2019 finEDge Launches
‘finEDge’ is a research-based program that teaches students critical financial decision-making skills, helping them navigate a complex, ever-changing marketplace.