2015 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit
Launches Statewide Collaboration to Boost Financial Education
Many thanks to the sponsors, speakers, workshop presenters and attendees who made the 2015 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit on October 15 such a big success. Nearly 150 educators, parents, business people and policymakers gathered at Rentschler Field in East Hartford to begin collaborating on new ways to improve the financial education of our state’s young people. The Summit, hosted by the Connecticut Chapter of the Jump$tart Coalition in association with the State Treasurer’s Office, was the first step in this process. Here are some highlights and resources from the meeting:
News Flash: Connecticut Gets Another “F” in National Assessment
Connecticut received yet another failing grade on the latest report card assessing financial literacy education requirements across the states from the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College. While the majority of states received Bs and Cs, Connecticut was one of twelve states that merited an “F,” which was the same grade the state received in the Center’s 2013 assessment. More details.
The Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization with individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Connecticut’s youth.
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