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April is ‘Financial Literacy Month’

first_imgConnie LawsonIndianapolis, In. — April is Financial Literacy Month, and Secretary of State Connie Lawson is kicking things off by celebrating the one year anniversary of Indiana’s unique financial literacy curriculum. In early 2017, Secretary Lawson launched the Indiana Moneywise Financial Education Program pilot in six Indiana Counties.The program was announced at Riley High School in South Bend and introduced an online interactive curriculum that simplifies complex financial principles and allows high school students to engage through videos, simulations and social networking. In late 2017, the program was expanded to allow all Indiana schools to participate at no cost to the schools.Since launching, the Indiana Moneywise Financial Education Program has been very impactful for many young Hoosiers. 81 schools in 24 counties have benefitted from these educational resources with over 6,500 students enrolling in the curriculum. Students who completed the curriculum increased their scores on financial literacy assessments by an average of 70%.“Financial education is a crucial skill for future success no matter your career path,” said Secretary Lawson. “95% of parents agree that students should learn about personal finance in school, but only 5 out of 10 parents feel prepared to talk about money with their children. Through the Moneywise Financial Education Program, we are able to provide a great resource to support families and give their kids the knowledge they need to succeed. These foundational skills equip not only students but their families and communities as well.”The partnership is made possible by leading education technology company, EVERFI. Topics in the curriculum include banking, credit scores, consumer protection, higher education, insurance and taxes, investing, payment types, renting vs. owning, and savings.“Each year, Financial Literacy Month provides a valuable platform to discuss the importance of financial education, but we have an obligation to ensure these principles resonate beyond the month of April,” said Ray Martinez, Co-Founder of EVERFI and President of Financial Education. “For the past ten years, EVERFI has worked with teachers and students to bring these lessons to life harnessing the power of technology. Whether it’s saving for the future or financing a student loan, we are committed to working with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office to prioritize financial wellness.”More information on the program can be found online here.last_img read more

New York, New York, it’s an Overwatch town, welcome Excelsior

first_imgIn arguably the most fantastical of Overwatch League names yet, today it was revealed that the name the Big Apple franchise has picked for itself is New York Excelsior.The New York Excelsior arise. Follow them at @NYXL. First look: https://t.co/sSYLNqXyuZ pic.twitter.com/upixeXsBKI— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) October 30, 2017Excelsior means ‘Ever Upward’ or ‘Still Higher’ for the few of you who aren’t fluent in Latin. With more Overwatch League name announcements than days in the week going out right now it’s been hard to keep up and so we’ve laid them all out here:New York ExcelsiorDallas FuelShanghai DragonsBoston UprisingLos Angeles ValiantSan Francisco ShockSeoul DynastyYet to be revealed are the organisations from London, Miami, Houston, Philadelphia and the second from Los Angeles.The New York franchise is owned by Sterling V.C. and they’ve gone with NYXL for short should New York Excelsior be too much of a mouthful. A press release from the org read as follows: “‘Excelsior’ represents the extreme scale and boundless ambition of the city, and the passionate drive of a team committed to reaching the top and never letting up. Excelsior represents the heroic optimism and positivity of Overwatch, a game that empowers everyone to become a hero.”Sterling VC Co-Founder Jeff Wilpon commented: “It is an amazing opportunity to have NYXL be part of a brand new professional league and representing the city of New York. We’ve put together a strong team and look forward to competing at the highest level.”The team will play in blue and red. This latest team name and branding announcement follows on from a statement by Jeff Kaplan about planned changes to the game to bolster its competitive scene ahead of the OWL, such as a revamped spectator mode. It was also reported that teams in the league will have both home and away kits, as has been speculated. You can read more about this, and watch the announcement video in full, here. Esports Insider says: Another day, another ‘out there’ Overwatch League name announcement. We kind of like New York Excelsior but once again for us, this news is merely pressure building ahead of the London announcement.last_img read more