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Cranston teacher wins Financial Literacy Educator of the Year honor

PROVIDENCE – Cranston elementary school teacher James Gemma has been named Rhode Island's Financial Literacy Educator of the Year.Gemma, who teaches at Edward S....
A childhood as one of nine children in a poor family taught Margaret Brooks the value of financial literacy early on. Now she is dedicated to helping young people in the region learn how to manage their financial lives.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Partnerships’ greater numbers create strength in message delivery

Margaret Brooks | Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition and Rhode Island Council for Economic Education president, Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University directorCollaboration...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also directs the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students. She is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and leads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives.
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Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart CoalitionMargaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a...

College debt should be the first thing to learn

Graduation season begins in the coming weeks. Thousands of graduating high school seniors in our state already have been making plans for the next...
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Five Questions With Bruno Figueiredo

Bruno Figueiredo | Vice president, associate readiness, Bank of America; chairman, Rhode Island Financial Literacy1. What is financial literacy? Financial literacy means having the...

Why financial literacy is elusive

Graduation season will soon be upon us, and with it, so many admonitions explaining why students are unprepared for the challenges of the real...

Study: R.I. ranks No. 42 in U.S. for ‘financial literacy’

PROVIDENCE – Financial services website WalletHub recently ranked Rhode Island No. 42 among the 50 states and the District of Columbia for financial literacy.Rhode...

Magaziner: R.I. students lack personal finance education

PROVIDENCE – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner says the Ocean State doesn’t measure up when it comes to educating students about personal finance.Magaziner’s office recently...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also heads the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students, and is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and also heads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Margaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a subject she knows intimately.The fourth of nine children growing up...

R.I. schools to be graded on how well they teach about...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island schools will be taking an exam in the future with one central question: How well do you teach financial literacy?Treasurer...
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