Posts Tagged ‘financial literacy’

Fitch wants new financial literacy program for students

TUPELO — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she wants to help Mississippi young people become more comfortable with handling their finances. Fitch is pushing a computerized financial literacy program in schools across Mississippi called Treasurer’s Education About Money. “We’re doing this to get them a critical life skill they so need. It’s important that they […] [...]

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November 9, 2012- Chuck McIntosh

by Published: November 9,2012

Tags: budget, credit score, financial literacy, personal finance


State treasurer urges mandatory financial literacy training for Mississippi students

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education got a boost on the 10th anniversary of its founding with a call from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch for the state’s public schools to add financial literacy as mandatory instruction. Four states — Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri and Utah — require a semester of instruction in personal finance. “We need […] [...]

Schools recognized for economic education

PURVIS — Lamar County School District’s efforts to give students a strong economics background is paying off. The district has been recognized as a state model for its comprehensive K-12 economics curriculum by the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. It has received the first Banner School for Financial Readiness […] [...]

USM financial literacy program draws attention

by Published: August 25,2010

Tags: education, financial literacy, higher education

HATTIESBURG — A partnership between the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) and Lamar County schools has received some national acclaim. Recently, the Council for Economic Education in New York City designated Lamar County schools as a national model for success. The CEEE at Southern Miss has been assisting Lamar […] [...]

Applications available for ‘Financial Readiness’

by Published: February 17,2010

Tags: education, financial literacy, schools

JACKSON — Applications for the 2010 Mississippi Banner School in Financial Readiness award are now available. The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE) have partnered to offer an award to schools for preparing students to be economically and financially ready to participate in the real world. The “Mississippi […] [...]

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