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Class preps teachers to give financial lessons

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Anyone who teaches financial education in the classroom, community or home school setting is invited to attend a free, one-day workshop offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

The Dollars and Sense 2013: Financial Education for the Classroom workshop will be held at four MSU interactive video conference sites from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 18. Participants will receive free curricula and ideas from experts on how to teach financial topics in class. Teachers can arrange to earn a half professional development credit unit upon completion.

The workshop will feature free materials available from the National Endowment for Financial Education’s High School Financial Planning Program. Partnering with MSU on this training are experts from Federal Reserve Banks, the Mississippi Council on Economic Education and the Mississippi Credit Union Association.

The workshop is available at the Central Research and Extension Center in Raymond, the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, the Grenada County Extension office and the Alcorn County Extension office.

Contact Suzie Manning in MSU’s School of Human Sciences for details or to register. She can be reached at suzie@humansci.msstate.edu or 662-325-3080.

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Released: September 17, 2013
Writer: Bonnie Coblentz
Contact: Dr. Bobbie Shaffett, 662-325-7317