A big congratulations to Cindy Weeks for winning the Iowa Jump$tart Sponorship to the National Teacher’s Conference! The conference will be held in Chicago on November 2-4, 2012! You can find more information on the conference through this website http://www.jumpstart.org/teacher-conference.html.
The picture shows Rod Reed, President of the Iowa Jump$tart Coalition, and Cindy Weeks, Business Teacher at Roosevelt High School.
A recent article in the Cedar Valley News (WCFCourier.com) shows the ambition and drive of a man dedicated to teach financial literacy. Read this amazing story. You will be inspired too. It is great to see other people as passionate about financial literacy as we are!
Awesome job parents and teachers!! View this KCRG News story to see how Iowans are ranking high against other states on Financial Literacy and Behaviors.
Based off of this study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Governor Branstad today announced the launch of the Iowa Financial Literacy Program, an online program to teach Iowa students the core concepts of personal finance. The program is free to students, thanks to a federal grant and a public-private partnership between the College Student Aid Commission and many other organizations, banks, credit unions and companies.
“Financial education is becoming increasingly important, especially in today’s economy,” said Branstad. “By educating Iowa’s youth, they will be better prepared ot make important choices about finances in the future.”
Developed by EverFi, Inc., the online tool uses the latest in new media technology to teach, assess and certify students in grades 11 to 12 in more than 600 core concepts. It will be accessed at http://www.IHaveAPlanIowa.gov.
Rhonda Schmaltz, one of our two winners of an expense paid trip to the Jump$tart 2010 National Educator Conference, was featured in the Ames Tribune. She talks about her experience at the conference and her Financial Literacy class.