Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Schools Push Personal Finance Curriculum

Posted by: Lisa Matthys

As the current economic crisis highlights the perils of money mismanagement, local educators are launching courses on personal finance alongside traditional math-curriculum mainstays like algebra, geometry, and calculus.
For the first time this fall, Medway High School will offer a semester-long course, open to all students, that will cover income, spending, credit, saving, and investing .
Wellesley High School will also offer a new senior-level course on personal finance this year, while Acton-Boxborough Regional High School allows students to work at an in-school credit union for course credit.
And the finance teachings don’t always stop in the schools: Today, the Bellingham Public Library is hosting sessions on teaching children about finance, for kids and their parents.

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