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Our Mission

The Magnetar Capital UChicago Financial Education Initiative is financially empowering students through high-quality materials, evidence-based approaches, teacher community, and scholarly expertise.

History

The Magnetar Capital UChicago Financial Education Initiative, launched in July 2016, is developing the tools, resources, and capacity to spread robust financial education across America. The Initiative aims to advance the field of financial education through high-quality materials, evidence-based approaches, teacher communities, advocacy, and scholarly expertise. The Initiative recently developed finEDge, a one-semester, research-based financial education program for high school students. When students complete finEDge, they will have an integrated, self-reinforcing foundation of productive financial decision-making skills, attitudes, and knowledge.

Housed at UChicago STEM Education, the Magnetar Capital UChicago Financial Education Initiative taps into the Center’s expertise in learning science, curriculum design, digital tool development, assessment, and experience supporting schools and districts.

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How We Do It

The Initiative consists of several interconnected pieces, including a curriculum, the team challenge, professional development, and a host of supplemental materials.

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