New for the 2020-21 school, the Chicago Public Schools Department of Social Sciences and Civic Engagement and the UChicago Financial Education Initiative have launched a first of its kind pilot of a financial education curriculum to evaluate how to strengthen student agency in financial literacy and decision-making for Chicago’s youth.
For the year-long pilot, a leadership cohort of 28 educators from across Chicago Public Schools will use finEDge, a research-based, tested, comprehensive financial education curriculum developed by UChicago. The pilot's goal is to investigate how financial education materials can best meet the needs of Chicago students and classrooms.
Teachers in the leadership cohort will build financial education instruction into their classes and share their findings and best practices in collaboration with other cohort members, CPS, and UChicago. We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to educating the youth of Chicago.