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9/16/2016
New York Times Bestselling Author and Personal Finance Commentator Beth Kobliner to Keynote at 2016 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit on Oct. 14

Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition, host of the 2016 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit, has announced that Beth Kobliner, one of the nation’s leading authorities on personal finance for young people, will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Summit.

9/12/2016
October Summit To Explore Millennials’ Money Challenges and Their Implications for Financial Education in Connecticut Schools

The Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition will host the 2016 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill, CT, featuring keynote speaker, Beth Kobliner.

4/1/2016
Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition Kicks Off National Financial Literacy Month With Call for Parental Support of Financial Education

April is National Financial Literacy Month and the Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition, a non-profit advocate of financial literacy, is calling upon Connecticut parents to let their state legislators and local boards of education know that they want financial education to be a part of their children's school curriculum. 

2/3/2016
Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Connecticut Affiliate as State Coalition of the Year

The Jump$tart Coalition will honor the Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition as State Coalition of the Year on April 6 at its Annual Awards Banquet, in recognition of its use of out-of-the-box thinking to bring financial literacy to the forefront in Connecticut.

11/20/2015
Glastonbury Educator Named 2015 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year by Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition

Janet Giola, a business education teacher at Glastonbury High School, was recently named the 2015 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year by the Connecticut chapter of the Jump$tart Coalition. The $425 grand prize was used to pay for her registration for the Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference. 

10/27/2015
Jump$tart Survey Shows Almost 80% Leave Connecticut Public High Schools Without Taking a Course in Personal Finance

Connecticut Jump$tart President Christopher Lee announced the findings of a 2015 survey of 136 public high school districts in the state.

10/27/2015
Connecticut Gets Another “F” in National Assessment

Connecticut received yet another failing grade on the latest report card assessing financial literacy education requirements across the states from the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College. While the majority of states received Bs and Cs, Connecticut was one of twelve states that merited an “F,” which was the same grade the state received in the Center’s 2013 assessment. 

9/21/2015
Improving the Financial Literacy of State Students is the Focus of Oct. 15th Summit Hosted by Connecticut Jump$tart and the Office of the State Treasurer

How to better prepare Connecticut students for the economic challenges of the 21st century is the focus of the 2015 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit, which will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the conference facilities at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT.

4/10/2006
Connecticut's First Statewide Coalition Formed to Improve Youth Financial Literacy; New Data Shows Connecticut High School Students Lack Personal Finance Basics

Connecticut's high school students - like their counterparts across the country - generally lack basic knowledge of financial matters, according to newly released data, and a new statewide coalition has been formed to encourage efforts to advance what young people understand about how to save, invest and spend money responsibly.