Event focuses on advancing financial literacy among students in pre-kindergarten through high school
Submitted by Experian
/PRNewswire/ - Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that it will co-sponsor the second annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference. The conference will take place Nov. 5 to 7 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Open to all teachers from pre-kindergarten through high school, the Jump$tart National Educator Conference focuses its entire program on personal finance education. Through a number of workshops, attendees are able to take the knowledge they gain at the conference and implement it into the classroom to educate their students about personal finance.
"Experian is dedicated to financial education and recognizes the critical role of teachers in helping young consumers learn the importance of living credit-smart," said Maxine Sweet, Experian's vice president of public education. "We are honored to support these teachers by helping them attend this conference and giving them resources to enrich the learning experience."
The conference also provides its attendees with the opportunity to participate in the Financial Literacy Exhibit Hall, where they will be able to visit with leading financial education companies and learn about the wealth of resources that are available to them.
"The response from the teachers who attended the conference last year was so overwhelmingly positive that Experian wanted to help make it happen again this year," said Sweet. "The teachers come prepared to learn and are committed to making financial education a requirement in every curriculum."
For more information about the conference, visit http://www.jumpstart.org.
To learn more about personal finance, visit http://www.experian.com/crediteducation.
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