Students who participated in the program scored significantly higher on mathematics and financial literacy tests than their peers.
In students' minds, the sky isn't falling.
The Education Department is raising the loan-qualifying standards for the population with the most acute loan needs.
Not one of Sidwell Friends School’s more than 1,100 students has a physical disability.
High school graduation rates are stagnant.
The scope of Pell Grants could be expanded to include more non-traditional training programs.
What’s wrong with this picture? Many of the California counties served by Pacific Gas and Electric Company suffer from double-digit unemployment, while the company worries where we’ll find enough skilled people to replace the more than 40 percent of our workforce that will be eligible for retirement over the next five years. The mismatch between the skills of job seekers and employer needs is holding up growth across our economy.
If we actually want a better functioning democracy, just as we promote in our efforts abroad, we need a more informed and active citizenry at home.
Students over the age of 25 increased 42 percent between 2000 and 2010, and that number continues to grow.
The importance of consumer sophistication on financial matters is as critical as ever in today’s complex and rapidly changing economy.