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Money Games for Kids

06/23/2017
With summer vacation starting for many kids, now is a good time to use some of their free time to teach them about money. There are many free games online that can help you teach kids the basics of personal finance. Below are a few designed for kids 5-12. Dollar a Glass Lemonade Stand Run a...

Washington Teachers Sought to Serve on Financial Education Standards Crosswalk Committee

12/01/2016
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in partnership with the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership (FEPPP) is accepting applications from K-12 educators to serve on the Financial Education Standards Crosswalk Committee. OSPI is recruiting teachers with experience in...

OSPI Financial Education K-12 Learning Standards

11/21/2016
Back in October, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction released the Financial Education K-12 Learning Standards for Washington classrooms. The standards identify the knowledge and skills all public school students need to know when it comes to personal finance. Washington’s Basic...

Free Money Savvy Curriculum for Washington Schools

08/12/2016
Through a grant made possible by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, teachers who teach grades Pre-K, 2, 3, 6, 7 or 8 are eligible to receive free Money Savvy Kids or Money Savvy U curriculum materials for their classrooms. Note: With the grant there is an emphasis in...

Where to Find Financial Education Resources for the Classroom

09/09/2015
Hey teachers - are you looking for free financial education resources that you can use in the classroom? Here are five great resources that you should check out. DFI’s Financial Education Clearinghouse On DFI’s financial education clearinghouse you will find links to resources and curriculum by...

Washington Governor Signs Bill Incorporating Financial Education into K-12 Standards

05/21/2015
On May 8, 2015, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Substitute Senate Bill 5202, making Washington State one of only 20 other states requiring financial education incorporation into existing K-12 learning requirements. Originally sponsored by Senators Mullet, Fain, Litzow, Billig, Frockt...

Online Calculators That Teach Money Basics

05/19/2015
Online calculators are a great tool for financial educators to show how certain financial habits can impact your life. These 5 calculators below are some of our favorites for introducing students to basic personal concepts. Saving for a Goal Calculator Saving for a new MP3 player, a new snow board...

CFPB Launches Financial Education Exchange

05/13/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has launched a Financial Education Exchange (CFPB FinEx) and is inviting financial educators across the country to sign up. CFPB FinEx offers opportunities for you to: Learn: Review latest research, tools, and resources for financial educators. Pledge...

Financial Football

01/31/2014
With the Seahawks playing in the Superbowl this weekend what better resource to feature than financial football? Financial Football is a free, online game offered by Visa and Washington State Treasurer James L. McIntire. Test your money management skills by answering financial questions that allow...

Financial Education Public Private Partnership

01/10/2014
The Financial Education Public Private Partnership, or FEPPP for short, brings together individuals from both the public and private sector in an effort to provide quality financial education for students in the public school system. FEPPP's main work consists of: Providing financial education...