NKU teaching Kentucky educators about personal finance
|Northern Kentucky University makes 40 scholarships available to educators in Kentucky for professional development in the area of financial literacy education.|
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Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education (CEE) helps educators discover simple approaches to teaching K-12 students about personal finance and economics.
With support from the First Financial Bank, the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission, and the NKU 2020 NKU Innovation Challenge, 40 educators who apply by June 25 can receive scholarships and participate in the program for free.
“We are ensuring that all high schools in Kentucky can implement forward-thinking approaches in the classroom and that students are ready to succeed,” said Dr Abdullah Al-Bahrani, director of the NKU Center for Economic Education. “Ultimately, it’s about closing the generational wealth gap and building a better future for everyone in our state.”
Compliance with federal and state standards
Successful collaborations continue to pave the way for more high school students to meet the new standards before they graduate. Nearly 250 students from northern Kentucky communities earned college credit through the CEE program last year, with over 30% enrollment at NKU.
“Financial literacy is an essential component of daily life, and the NKU program provides my students with opportunities that they might not otherwise be able to afford,” said Christie mcdonald, a business education teacher at Bellevue High School. “NKU’s constant support and invaluable resources, especially during this ever-changing school year, has been the key to success at Bellevue High School.”
“Financial literacy is imperative for the future success of all students. NKU provides invaluable teaching methods and courses that prepare you to teach with confidence, ”said Jennifer inman, a business teacher at Boone County High School. “This classroom experience helps you equip students with the tools to make wiser, more financially responsible choices earlier in their lives.”
A partnership with the Kentucky Campus Compact
For more information on the Center for Economic Education and participation in the Financial Literacy Education Program, visit the NKU Center for Economic Education website.
For more information about NKU and all of its programs, see the Northern Kentucky University website.