Resources from Discovery Education and Its Partners Available to Help Families and Students Improve Financial Literacy

Dynamic no-cost digital content from Discovery Education and its partners is available to help families and students across the United States improve financial literacy throughout April, the Financial Literacy Month. 

We share the belief of the school communities we serve that building a strong financial foundation is critical for students as they progress through school,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate Education Partnerships at Discovery Education. “In recognition of Financial Literacy Month and the increasing need for young people to understand the basics of becoming financially literate, we’re proud to work with our corporate and community partners to provide access to no-cost virtual learning resources that amplify and empower students with the knowledge to be financially fit.” 

Discovery Education celebrates the following partners for their commitment to supporting students continued learning at-home through the delivery of these no-cost financial literacy resources:

Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!
The financial literacy program from Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education empowers kids in grades K-6 with the knowledge, tools, and practice they need to make informed decisions that will help them reach their goals and dreams. Learn more at Cha-ChingUSA.org and engage communities in financial empowerment, starting with: 

– Money Smart Kids Contest: Open to educators, parents, and community members, vote daily on behalf of your school for the chance at $10,000 to put toward financial education and $1,000 to donate to the charity of your choice. Vote daily from now until June 25, 2020. 

Econ Essentials
CME Group joined forces with Discovery Education to create Econ Essentials, a program designed to help high school students learn about economic principles with engaging standards-aligned resources. Dive into the program at EconEssentialsInSchool.com and learn how real-world examples make complex economics attainable: 

– Behavioral Economic Lessons: The four-part dynamic digital lesson bundles explore how psychology relates to economic decision-making. 

Pathway to Financial Success in Schools
Discover Financial Services and Discovery Education empower students to take control of their financial futures through a comprehensive, Gr. 6-12 financial literacy curriculum with self-paced eLearning modules and classroom and family extension activities. See the full suite of materials at pathwayinschools.com and kick-off the financial literacy education with family:

– Family Connection LessonsA suite of virtual learning resources for the whole family to engage economic knowledge.  

For more information about Discovery Education’s corporate and community partnerships and the support provided to students, educators and families during the COVID-19 crisis, visit DiscoveryEducation.com. Curated, standards-aligned, K12 financial literacy resources can also be found in Discovery Education Experience.  

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Discovery Education is offering schools and school systems not currently using the company’s digital services free access to Discovery Education Experience. Schools accepting this offer will have access to Discovery Education’s dynamic K-12 learning platform and its ready-to-use digital lesson plans, activities, and standards-aligned resources through the remainder of the school year. In addition, Discovery Education is offering a suite of no cost resources for parents and caregivers called Daily DE that can be used at home. For more information, visit Discovery Education’s comprehensive Virtual Learning resource center dedicated to helping educators adapt their instruction to meet today’s needs. 

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