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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.

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.