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National Financial Capability Challenge

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education have teamed up to launch the National Financial Capability Challenge for 2010.

The Challenge is an initiative designed to engage educators in the teaching of personal finance, and to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United States so they can take control over their financial futures. All high school teachers (and other educators) are encouraged to sign up, prepare their students, and administer the voluntary online exam to help reach the goal of 1 million high school students taking the Challenge this year. Educators and top-scoring students in each school will earn personalized award certificates and states with the highest participation rates will also be recognized.

* Registration deadline: March 14, 2010
* Challenge administered: March 15 – April 9, 2010 (Educators choose which day to administer the exam)

At the Challenge website, educators can view a special message from Education Secretary Arne Duncan, register, and get access to the Educator Toolkit, a set of free, ready-to-use classroom resources. All educators working with high school aged youth – whether currently teaching personal finance or not – are eligible and encouraged to participate.

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