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Tools Connecting High Schoolers to Financial Success

Tools Connecting High Schoolers to Financial Success

Research from the U.S. Treasury Department implies that educating students about smart financial decisions is as critical as ever: only 1 out of 6 students currently have the baseline of economic knowledge they need to be successful long-term. Connecting students to financial know-how, including information about financial institutions, provides a means for young people to achieve their dreams. With

Potter-Burns Elementary Celebrates $10,000 Prize from the Jackson Charitable Foundation with Engaging, Virtual Financial Literacy Event

Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI today gathered students, educators, and families for a special virtual event focused on improving students’ financial literacy. The event celebrated the local school’s $10,000 prize package from the 4th annual Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Contest offered by Jackson Charitable Foundation. Attended by approximately 450 students and members of the Potter Burns community, the event featured remarks by school leaders and students about the importance of financial literacy

Jackson Charitable Foundation Recognizes Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the 2020 Money Smart Kids Challenge Winner

Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale has announced Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the winner of the 4th annual Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge. The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Challenge presents K-6 schools in the United States the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant

Recognize College Savings Month with Financial Literacy Resources for High School Students

Planning for higher education can be a challenge for any family. Between Applications, essays, and tours, it can be a very stressful process. A crucial part of preparing for college is planning for the financial burden of paying for the type of higher education the student is most interested in.   The cost of higher education in the United States continues to rise,

Why ALL Students Should Experience Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids

Read on to learn why 4th grade educator Christi Vereckey, M.Ed., NBCT recommends Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids becomes a cornerstone of elementary school education. My students (and even my own children!) think unlimited money lives behind debit and credit cards. I often ask myself: as a teacher, how can I ensure our kids grow up

Financial Literacy Counts – Now More Than Ever

Read below as guest blogger Amy Erb, a STEAM teacher at Stallings Elementary in Stallings, NC, highlights her favorite resources from Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!   Money is all around us – earning, saving, spending, and donating – but most of our kids don’t know what the term ‘financial literacy’ even means. While the skills to make smart money decisions often take years to become

Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners!  HEALTH & WELLNESS Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving

Help Your Students Discover the Impact of Behavior on Financial Decision-Making with New Behavioral Economics Lessons from Econ Essentials

In these times of economic uncertainty, providing students with resources that help them understand the impact of outside forces on the economy can be empowering.  Econ Essentials, developed in partnership with CME Group, offers students digital resources that are accessible from anywhere to help them understand basic economic principles and explore how our own behavioral tendencies influence the larger economy.  The Behavioral Economics Lessons are designed

Engage Students During Financial Literacy Month with Self-Paced Virtual Learning Resources from Pathway to Financial Success

As the COVID-19 crisis has led to economic uncertainty around the world, helping students understand the importance of grasping essential financial concepts has never been more important.  Empowering students with the necessary resources will help cultivate a mindset of financial independence and support students in building life skills that will serve them well into the future.  Pathway

Teaching My Kids How to Use ‘Invisible Money’ in Today’s World

This week’s guest blogger is Rachelle Clare, a team member at Jackson Charitable Foundation, Discovery Education’s partner in the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids financial literacy program. When my 6-year-old son said, “Mom, you should use your ATM card and get out one million dollars, then we would be rich,” I knew he didn’t understand the

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