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Four Montana teachers complete financial literacy training at MSU

July 20, 2005

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Four Montana teachers recently completed financial literacy training at Montana State University.

Teachers Eric Swenson of Denton High School, Jan Van Dyke of Manhattan Christian High School, Barbara DeCock of Rosebud Public School and Nancy Linnell of Sunburst School were among 50 educators from around the country to receive scholarships to attend the training. In all, 122 educators from 37 states attended the conference. Linnell also was chosen to be one of only six educators who will serve as master teachers for the program.

The family finance training by the Family Economics and Financial Education Project provides educators with the skills and educational materials necessary to teach a semester-long family economics and finance course, "Take Charge of Your Finances."

The MSU project led the fourth annual summer educators training June 13-17 in Bozeman. Educators throughout the United States had competed to receive training scholarships from Take Charge America, Inc., a debt counseling nonprofit organization, and the National Council on Economic Education through a grant from the United States Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement.

For more information about Family Economics & Financial Education please visit http://www.familyfinance.montana.edu.

Contact: Tiffany Kiramidjian, 994-7222