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Rock Band Offers Miami Students Financial Lesson Based On Personal Experience

You might be forgiven for mistaking Miami Beach High School’s auditorium for the Fillmore Thursday. Students waved lit cellphones above their heads. They sang along with “whoa-oh-oh” choruses. But when the concert ended,  they got a lesson in what some have dubbed nature’s most powerful force. “It’s called compounding interest,” says Gooding, the guitarist who […]

Tampa Bay Program Helps Fifth Graders Make Sense of Their Financial Futures

The first time some students learn about finances is during a high school economics class. Others learn by trial and error, but one program in the Tampa Bay area already has a  history of helping  students get an early start on making sense of their finances. Here in central Pinellas County, just like any community […]

Required Financial Literacy Course Gets Second Chance in Florida Senate

Bills filed in the Florida House and Senate would require high school students to take a one-semester financial literacy course. But with just three weeks left in the legislative session, the proposals (House bill 29 and Senate bill 92)  haven’t been discussed by committees. Now, there’s another option in the Florida Senate to get the […]

College-Affiliated Bank Accounts Often Not A Good Deal For Students

The federal government should ban overdraft fees for financial accounts established through a partnership between banks and colleges and universities, according to a new report from the Center for Responsible Lending. Those overdraft fees can cost students hundreds of dollars a year — more than books — on accounts often set up to handle financial […]

Core Questions: What Do The Standards Say About Financial Education And Co-Teaching?

StateIm­pact is answering reader-submitted questions about the Common Core, a new set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do in math and English at each grade level. Florida is one of 45 states that have fully adopted the Common Core. Today, we’re answering a question posed from a reader (in Arizona, thanks for reading!) about financial literacy […]

Senate Committee Approves Bill Expanding Job Training, Financial Education Programs

A Senate committee has approved a bill which would change requirements for certain degree programs in Florida, designating some as “high demand.” The Career and Professional Education Act, known as CAPE, would also require high school students to take a financial literacy course. The bill is a priority for Senate President Don Gaetz. The legislation […]

A New Course For Florida Students: Financial Literacy 101

Americans now owe more than one $1 trillion in student loans. That’s a big burden for young adults and their recession-strapped parents. Now, a grant is helping Florida students understand how to manage their debt and keep at least some of them from defaulting on their loans. The Florida College System Foundation financial literacy grant […]

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