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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Aberdeen Teachers Receive Financial Education Training from Fellow Washington Educators

Educators from around Washington State converged in Aberdeen last week for a teach-the-teacher-style training designed to aid the local school district in its effort to implement personal finance and financial education components across its curriculum and in all grades K-12.

The training, a result of the state’s financial education push through its Financial Education Public Private Partnership (FEPPP), was conducted by teachers for teachers.

The Aberdeen teachers that were trained will take what they have learned and teach other educators in the district so they may implement similar curriculum in their classrooms.

“We are very happy that (Aberdeen School District) Superintendent Thomas Opstad, as well as the local school principals and educators see financial education as an important component of public education,” says FEPPP Chairman and State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos.

“The Aberdeen School District has been a leader in working with community organizations, including NeighborWorks of Grays Harbor County, to deliver this type of education to its students. We applaud its efforts.”

The training was the first step in FEPPP’s legislative charge to partner with local school districts in order to make comprehensive financial education available to all K-12 students in Washington.

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