ISU’s Jenkins, Haskell receive funding from National Council for Economic Education, U.S. Department of Education
November 4, 2010
The National Council for Economic Education and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, have awarded Idaho State University's Susan Jenkins and Janaan Haskell $8,183 in funding to support financial management training for family and consumer science teachers in Idaho Regions 4, 5, and 6.
Jenkins is interim assistant dean and professor of family and consumer sciences, in the Department of Educational Foundations. Haskell is field director, Center for Economic Education, Intermountain Center for Educational Effectiveness in the College of Education.
The grant will provide financial management training using the "Financial Fitness for Life" curriculum developed by the Council for Economic Education. Once trained, educators will implement the financial fitness curriculum in K-12 schools in rural, low-income, underserved and geographically isolated school districts in Idaho.
Funding will also support the collaborative effort between the Family and Consumer Science Program in the Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education, and the Professional – Technical Division of the Idaho State Department of Education.