Should Financial Literacy be a Graduation Requirement

financial-feasibility-analysis-300x199In 2014, the Council for Economic Education released a survey of the states that revealed some relevant information about K-12 economic and financial education in the U.S.

It found that last year, 19 states require a personal finance course to be offered, up five states from 2011. However, despite the increase of required finance courses, the number of states that included personal finance in their K-12 standards actually decreased by three as states scrambled to update standards under new waivers and using the Common Core.

But despite the fact that financial literacy education is up-in-the-air as to how important it is considered on a state-by-state basis, a 2012 survey from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation found that nine out of ten respondents support financial literacy being taught in schools.

Which States Require Financial Literacy

Currently, only four states require a stand alone personal finance course for graduation credit. Those states are Utah, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia.

Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, South Dakota, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire all require personal finance to be incorporated into other subject matter in some

Four Innovative Schools That Are Implementing Restorative Justice

hallway1Many schools across the country are opting to implement restorative justice methods of disciplining to replace suspensions- and some districts are even banning suspensions altogether. Here’s a few ways schools across the country are successfully trying out restorative justice techniques.

Three-Year Social-Emotional Learning Plan, John S. Martinez School, New Haven, CT

In New Haven, CT where 75 percent of students have been exposed to at least one form of trauma or adversity, the New Haven Public School district is opting to support social emotional learning by implementing restorative justice in four of its schools.

According to Typhanie Jackson, director of student services for special education, the three-year social emotional learning plan introduced in four of the city’s schools has drastically reduced suspensions and office referrals, the New Haven Register said.

In one of the four schools, The John S. Martinez School, suspensions were reduced by 90 percent since when the plan was first implemented. In the 2014-2015 school year, the school only suspended four students versus 41 students suspended in the 2011-12 school year. This has helped increase instruction time that students receive regardless of

Is Your School Culture Toxic or Positive

globe1“School culture is the set of norms, values and beliefs, rituals and ceremonies, symbols and stories that make up the ‘persona’ of the school,” says Dr. Kent D. Peterson, a professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Education World recently talked with Peterson about the differences between positive and negative school cultures and how administrators and teachers can create a positive culture in their schools. Included: Tips for creating a positive school culture.

“The culture of a school consists primarily of the underlying norm values and beliefs that teachers and administrators hold about teaching and learning,” according to Dr. Kent D. Peterson. That culture is also composed of “traditions and ceremonies schools hold to build community and reinforce their values,” says Peterson, a professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-author of Shaping School Culture: The Heart of Leadership.

Every school has underlying assumptions about what staff members will discuss at meetings, which teaching techniques work well, how amenable the staff is to change, and how critical staff development is, adds Peterson. That

Making the right decision or how to study at a driving school with pleasure

driving schoolToday, it is more difficult to live without a car. You will have to depend on many factors that may not be in your favor. Due to this, your nervous system suffers; your mood gets worse and worse day-by-day. Whereas it is a different story when you can go to the garage, get behind the wheel of your Toyota Corolla car or any other car that sits in your garage and slowly, comfortably, whatever the weather, get to work or to some other destination.

While you can buy a car, because now they have become much more affordable as you can buy a used car or get a car loan, you need to go to a driving school first in order to get a driver’s license. They teach you various secrets of driving and will tell you how you can get out of difficult situations, how to avoid them in general and so on and so forth. In other words, instructors will share their experience, so that later you could apply this knowledge in practice. However, if you

What is Big data?

When it comes to big data, the only word comes to our brain is scary, very scary. People think it is equivalent to going to mars or some rocket science. 70% of the people are not even sure about its technologies and what exactly it is. There are lots of websites, teachers, online training from where you can learn about its technology and tools. Everyone defines it in its own ways, which in turn creates lot of confusion in your brain.

So let’s start with its definition and then I will tell you about its tools.

Big data is a huge volume of structured and unstructured data which is so big that it makes it difficult for companies and entrepreneurs to handle and compile it using old and traditional database and software techniques. Big data helps companies to improve their operation and make faster and intelligent decision.

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Big data was believed to be originated from e-retailer companies who need to save and update large number of data. Big data is also famous among web companies who need

How Little House of Science child franchise different from the rest?

Educational franchises are a great business opportunity for investors and business looking to make profit. Many individuals interested in building a serious career in the business world often seek the assistance of established names. This not only helps them learn about the business world but also build for themselves a strong foundation in the form of a franchise. Little House of Science gives you a unique opportunity to be a part of this business world and work for the growth of society by educating children and expanding the business through mutual profit as well.

Background of Little House of Science:

Founded by Veronika, LilianaCrachilova and Elisabeth Keck, Little House of Science recognizes the need of children and parents for a serious and creative approach to the learning of Science and Math. With this creative and noble mission, Little House of Science instantly became famous with initial enrollment of 23 students. Since then, the institution has been expanding.

Little House of Science earned a commercial repute as it signed its allegiance with London Museum and Imperial college of London. It has achieved awards from the UK royalty for it’s popularity in the education and

How to Plan Your School Administration Process

There is no school without a proper network of education and administration. Schools and colleges need to understand the importance of it in order to survive in the education industry. Proper planning is required if an admin wants his/her academic institute to flourish in the market, therefore, a well-designed work plan need to be made available for the entire teaching staff so that no one has to depend on each other.

Before taking any major decisions, all a school needs to do is automate its paperwork and provide the academic institute with a well-organized administration system. After that, the admin needs to shove off all the extra working hands since most of them won’t be needed after cloud-based technology has entered the system. After the initial changes have been made, the admin needs to make sure all departments are digitized.

Any person with basic knowledge of computers can be able to run the educational management software therefore; the admin needs to assign just one or two workers to handle the cloud-based administration system. As far as the education department is concerned, teachers don’t have to be over burdened with extra work such as counting piles

How Technology and Education Can Save the World

There is no denying about technology empowering the world in every way possible. Ranging from a little child to a grown up adult, everybody is dependent on science and technology one way or another. According to some people, it’s a bad thing to depend too much on gadgets and computers but in spite of that, we choose to rely on the conveniences of science on a daily basis. On the whole, all minor and major technological up-gradations have helped individuals and offices do multi-tasking with ease. When it comes to the education sector, something of the smilar nature can be seen happening.

Schools and colleges across the world have embraced technology by bringing online school software into the system. Today, technology and education are going hand in hand by providing academic institutes with an easy way to manage and control the system. The traditional methods have started to vanish from the face of earth providing academic institutes with an easy way to not just manage and control schools, but also provide students with interactive technological amenities.

How Have The Methods Of Administration Transformed?

There was a time when principals used to maintain manual book keeping for all kinds of financial transactions and academic