10/4/2017 – Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit Explores Economic and Personal Impact of Student Debt
At its 2017 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit on Oct. 13, the Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition will explore the repercussions of the nation’s student loan debt, now topping $1.3 trillion.
9/19/2017 – Student Debt Crisis is Focus of October 13 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit
The 2017 Financial Literacy Summit, hosted by Connecticut Jump$tart, will be held on Friday, October 13, at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill, CT. The event will bring together a variety of student debt experts, financial educators and policy makers to examine what’s behind the explosion in college costs and how well students are prepared to make one of the most important economic decisions of their lives.
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.