Category «Advocacy»

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, …

National Report Card on Adult Financial Literacy

Each year, Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy releases statistics on the individual states and their grades for financial literacy. How does Massachusetts stack up in terms of adult financial literacy? Click on Massachusetts to see our report card!

ESSA Community Forums

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be holding two more ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Community Forums regarding ESSA in Massachusetts.  Part of the discussion relates to what a “well-rounded” student needs. This is your chance to communicate the need for financial literacy education in Massachusetts! If you are not able to attend one …

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