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BCPS students are certified as financially literate
4/14/10

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Officials from Baltimore County Public Schools and EverFi joined students at Western School of Technology and Environmental Science on April 8 to celebrate their successful completion of the EverFi financial literacy curriculum.

BCPS began piloting the EverFi curriculum, its latest financial literacy effort, in Dulaney, Dundalk, Lansdowne, Milford Mill, Overlea, and Western high schools this school year.  EverFi uses cutting-edge online gaming and educational technology to teach students about credit scores, mortgages, the stock market and more.

The students who received their financial literacy certification at Western on April 8 are among the 693 who have successfully completed this innovative Web-based financial literacy program. More students at all six schools are currently engaged in the program.

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BCPS was the first school system in Maryland (30 years ago) to establish a half-credit economics course as a graduation requirement. Since then, the school system has also embedded lessons about financial literacy in all family and consumer science courses, in several business education courses, and through co-curricular activities such as the Future Business Leaders of America.

Story by Diana L. Spencer, communications officer, Office of Communications. Photos by Charles Herndon, communications specialist, Office of Communications.
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