Money In The Real World: Dallas School Teaches Financial Skills Kids Can Actually Use

Many of the students are refugees, or come from low-income families. The skills they learn help them as they participate in supporting their families.

By Courtney CollinsJanuary 18, 2018 10:07 am, , , ,

From KERA:

One Dallas school is devoted to helping its students get hands-on experience with money. Conrad High School is home to many low-income and refugee students, and some of them help support their families financially. Teachers say that means learning about budgeting, saving and investing can’t wait.

Students in the finance academy at Conrad take classes like “accounting” and “stocks and securities.” They watch a stock ticker scroll in real time, and they’re fast tracked for paid internships at local corporations.

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