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Experian Scholarships

 Experian has announced 20 scholarships for teachers to attend the 2014 Jump$tart National Educator Conference in L.A. Nov. 8-10, 2014!

 Eligible teachers must be attending the conference for the first time. Learn how to apply at 

For more information about the conference, visit



Get Sponsored to Attend 2014 Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference in Los Angeles

Practical Money Skills will sponsor six educators to attend the Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference in Los Angeles, on November 8-10, 2014. The conference gives classroom teachers the opportunity to network with colleagues, attend informative workshops, learn about educational resources and meet leaders from finance and education. 

The $1,000 sponsorship per educator includes:

  • $425 conference fee (includes hotel accommodations for two nights and all conference meals)
  • Travel expenses up to $575

How to apply for sponsorship: To be considered for the sponsorship, please nominate either yourself or a colleague as the Practical Money Skills' Innovative Educator of the Month. Visit the Practical Money Skills website and complete the Nomination Form for Innovative Educators by September 15, 2014. Please complete all fields in the online form when submitting your application in order to be considered for this sponsorship opportunity. All 2014 Innovative Educator award recipients will be considered for selection. Sponsorship recipients will be notified via email on Wednesday, October 1st.



Utah Ranked #2 in the Nation for Financial Literacy

WalletHub, a financial decision making site, ranked Utah as the 2nd best state in the nation for financial literacy. The website evaluated factors including knowledge and education, planning and daily habits.

Click here to read the full article.



Save the Date - 2014 $tart $mart Teacher Summit

The 2014 $tart $mart Teacher Summit will be held on Saturday, November 8th at Snow College in Ephraim, UT.

This free, full day professional development training will be open to educators in Juab, Millard, North Sanpete, South Sanpete, Sevier and Tintic  districts only. Stipends will be available for educators who attend. The next statewide Summit will be in Fall 2015.


Governor Herbert Signs Senate Bill 40

Utah Governor Gary Herbert recently signed into law Senate Bill 40, which funds the creation of an online, end of course assessment for the General Financial Literacy Course, implements a teacher endorsement in general financial literacy and provides additional professional development opportunities for educators in the areas of financial literacy and economics.

Graduating high school seniors are facing a tough job market and rapidly increasing higher education costs. In Utah, approximately 45 percent of college students graduate with student loan debt according to a study from the Institute for College Access & Success. On average, students face $27,000 in student loan debt when they graduate from college, and often it goes much higher.  The Utah Jump$tart Coalition proudly supports Senate Bill 40 as an important step to ensuring Utah students are prepared for a successful financial future.


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