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Educators to boost financial literacy teaching skills

Family Economics and Financial Education

For the second year in a row, Iowa State’s training in a nationally recognized financial literacy curriculum is sold out. Seventy-five Iowa middle and high school educators will be trained in the Family Economics and Financial Education (FEFE) curriculum during a July workshop at Iowa State.

“There is a demand for financial literacy training among teachers, counselors and community educators,” said Professor and ISU Extension Specialist Cynthia Needles Fletcher. The Iowa 21st Century Skills Core Curriculum requires that Iowa schools teach financial literacy skills to K-12 students, beginning with grades 9-12 by the 2012-13 school year. The FEFE curriculum helps teachers meet that challenge.

This article appeared in June 2011 -- From Jerry Miller Newsletter