Category «Advocacy»

Advocate for Financial Literacy Education – A Day on the Hill

If you are able to attend, please make every effort to be a part of A Day on the Hill. The information below is from our friends at MassSaves: Register Here

Report – Who has access to financial education in America today?

NextGen Personal Finance just released a comprehensive study entitled “Who has access to financial education in America today?” Please take the time to read this study to become familiar with this important topic that affects our students and the courses we teach. Direct Link

NBEA Policy Statement 88 – Personal Financial Literacy

With all of the proposed bills featuring financial literacy in Massachusetts right now, it would be a great time to review the NBEA’s Policy Statement 88 on Personal Financial Literacy:

MassSaves Day on the Hill

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MassSaves – Day on the Hill

From our friends at MassSaves: “On Wednesday, October 11th, we will be at the Massachusetts State House making our voices heard for a Day on the Hill. Day on the Hill, MassSaves’ legislative briefing, brings financial educators, parents, business leaders and student leaders together to the State House in Boston. This annual event is an increasingly critical moment …

Financial Education Could Go Statewide

Ten financial education bills were reported out at Joint Committee on Education on June 6th. This is both promising and problematic. It is promising because nearly 50 congress persons expressed an interest in this issue by either sponsoring or co-signing one of these bills demonstrating their recognition that Massachusetts needs to take action. The problem …

Personal Finance Legislation and Hearing Notice

Many of the financial literacy bills that we are interested in will be heard by the Joint Committee on Education next Tuesday at 10 am! Please see below for more details: HB240 – Rep. Durant, Peter (R) – An Act establishing a personal financial literacy curriculum in schools Action: 06/08/17 – Hearing Scheduled (6/13/17 10:00AM …

It’s Financial Literacy Month!

It’s April 1st and that means we’re kicking off Financial Literacy Month! We’ll be sharing initiatives throughout the month from our friends around the country. From the Council for Economic Education: We’re excited to let you know that to kick off Financial Literacy Month, on April 1st we will be launching our #MySavingsTip Campaign to …

Help save the Instructional Technology Specialist license!

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will be proposing to eliminate the Instructional Technology Specialist teacher license currently issued under 603 CMR 7.00. Many of our MBEA members hold this license because instructional technology ties in so well with business education. Please help petition this change by sending a letter to Commissioner Mitchell …

Conversation with the Chair: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting

From the Federal Reserve: Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will address educators in Washington, D.C., and nationwide via webcast. Her live message for teachers will discuss the mission and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System. After her remarks, Chair Yellen will take questions from K-12 and post-secondary educators of economics, history, and related disciplines, …

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