Financial Literacy Conference for High School Educators

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) will host a financial literacy training seminar for high school educators about business and financial responsibility Sept. 28-30 in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

The purpose of the conference is to increase the knowledge of educators so they can confidently teach students about financial education. Creators felt there was a need for the seminar because, according to studies by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 89% of K-12 teachers thought students should either take a financial education course or pass a competency test for personal finance before graduating high school. However, less than 20% of teachers felt “very competent” teaching in the personal finance areas of income and careers, planning and money management, credit and debt, financial responsibility and decision making, saving and investing, and risk management and insurance.

The all-expenses-paid seminar is open to 150 high school teachers, principals, administrators, and superintendents in the public or private sector. Educators can apply here.

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