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Part politics, part stupidity, but it all hurts children in the end – why the public schools rarely teaches personal finance to their students.
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MB Financial Bank Provides Complimentary Financial Education Programs to Consumers

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

MB Financial Bank announced that it will again participate in the Federal Reserve Bank’s Money Smart Week campaign. MB will offer nearly two dozen free financial education classes and seminars for consumers across the Chicago area during the week of April 18 – 25.

Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media.

The programs offered by MB Financial Bank will cover important consumer topics such as the importance of saving, how to avoid credit card misuse, identity theft, the basics of home buying and money management for college students. Among the organizations partnering with MB in offering these programs are Catholic Charities, the Village of Glenwood Senior Center, Prairie State College, the Calumet City Clerk, the YWCA and YMCA and the Safer Foundation.

Vicky Arroyo, President of MB Financial Bank Community Development said, “MB Financial Bank is pleased to help members of our community learn more about their finances and to pick up important money management skills. We know how important it is for all consumers to protect their financial health and safety and we’re happy to help them do so through these free programs.”

About MB Financial Bank

MB Financial Bank N.A. is a Chicago-based commercial bank with approximately $ 15 billion in assets and a more than one hundred year history of building deep and lasting relationships with middle-market companies and individuals. MB Financial Bank offers a full range of powerful financial solutions and the expertise and experience of bankers who are focused on their clients’ success. MB Financial Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI).

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MB Financial Bank Money Smart Week Programs

Home Ownership and Foreclosure Prevention

Home Sweet Home – Money Saving Tips for Homebuyers and Homeowners – events hosted by Kelly Malitz, MB Mortgage

Evanston Public Library

1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201



RSVP by 4/13/2015 to Kelly Malitz at Kmalitz(at)mbmortgage(dot)com or (312) 961-4691

Austin-Irving Public Library

6100 E Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60634



RSVP by 4/13/2015 to Kelly Malitz at Kmalitz(at)mbmortgage(dot)com or (312) 961-4691

Logan Square Public Library

3030 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647



RSVP by 4/13/2015 to Kelly Malitz at Kmalitz(at)mbmortgage(dot)com or (312) 961-4691

Chicago Public Library Northtown Branch

6435 N. California Ave, Chicago IL 60645


6:30pm – 7:30pm

RSVP by 4/13/2015 to Kelly Malitz at Kmalitz(at)mbmortgage(dot)com or (312) 961-4691

Homeownership-Buying it and Keeping it * – event hosted by Mohamed Coleman, MB Calumet City, Jabier Carranza, MB Mortgage, Calumet City Clerk and NHS.

Calumet City-City Hall

204 Pulaski Rd, Calumet City, IL 60409



RSVP by 4/10/2015 to Mohamed Coleman at mcoleman(at)mbfinancial(dot)com or (708) 360-4395

Homeownership-Buying it and Keeping it*- event hosted by Marcia Carroll, MB South Chicago Branch, Claretian Associates and Spanish Coalition

MB Financial Bank Community Room

3030 E 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617



RSVP by 4/16/2015 to Marcia Carroll at mcarroll(at)mbfinancial(dot)com or (773) 292-6085

Housing Fair* – event hosted by The Resurrection Project. Jabier Carranza, MB Mortgage, workshop presenter

Cicero Community Center

2250 S. 49th Ave. Cicero IL 60804



RSVP not required

Managing Money and Credit Wisely

Managing Your Money Wisely* – event hosted by Noemi Solis, MB Highland Park Branch and YWCA Lake County

YWCA of Lake County

1425 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 180, Gurnee, IL 60631



RSVP not required

Credit Counseling Sessions* – event hosted by Noemi Solis, MB Highland Park Branch and YWCA Lake County

YWCA of Lake County

1425 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 180, Gurnee, IL 60631


6:30pm – 8:30pm

RSVP not required

Managing Your Money Wisely – event hosted by Justin Murphy, MB Tinley Central Branch and Together We Cope

St. Julies Church

7399 159th Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477


10:00am – 11:00am

RSVP by 4/20/2015 to Kaitlin Aldworth at kaldworth(at)togetherwecope(dot)org or (708) 633-5040

Money Management and Savings Basics* – event hosted by Marcia Carroll, MB South Chicago Branch and Claretian Associates

MB Financial Bank Community Room

3030 E 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617



Event for employees of Claretian Associates

Basic Banking Management – events hosted by Deb Sedberry, MB Glenwood Branch and Catholic Charities South Region

St. Irenaeus Church

78 Cherry St, Park Forest, IL 60466





RSVP not required

Financial Workshops for Moms Club Members* – event hosted by Noemi Solis, MB Highland Park Branch and YWCA Lake County

YWCA of Lake County

1425 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 180, Gurnee, IL 60631



RSVP not required

Money Smart Week Events For Kids

MSW at School* – event hosted by Fiona Alston, MB Bolingbrook Branch and Independence Elementary School

Independence Elementary School

230 S. Orchard Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

4/20 – 4/25/2015

Events for elementary students K-5th

Healthy Kids Day* – event hosted by Fiona Alston, MB Bolingbrook Branch and Plainfield YMCA

Plainfield YMCA

15120 Wallin Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544



RSVP not required

Money Smart Week Events for College Students

How to Manage a Checking Account – event hosted by Deb Sedberry, MB Glenwood Branch and Prairie State College

Prairie State College

202 S. Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411


9:00am – 10:00am

RSVP not required

Managing Money and Credit – event hosted by Griselda Delgado, MB River Forest Branch and Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln College of Technology

8317 W North Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160



Event for college students

Money Smart Week Event for Seniors

How to Prevent Identity Theft – event hosted by Deb Sedberry, MB Glenwood Branch and Village of Glenwood Senior Center

Village of Glenwood Senior Center

1 Asselborn Ln, Glenwood, IL 60425



RSVP by 4/13/2015 to Joanne Alexander at jalexander(at)villageofglenwood(dot)com or (708) 753-2400

*provided in English and Spanish

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Executive Vice President of Monroe College is Chosen as Primary Negotiator by Department of Education for Gainful Employment

New Rochelle, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2013

Last month, Marc Jerome, Executive Vice President of Monroe College, was chosen as a primary negotiator to represent private, proprietary colleges as the Department of Education reviews the proposed gainful employment rule. Fifteen primary and fourteen alternate negotiators were selected to represent the various segments of higher education.

In 2010, the DOE proposed the gainful employment rule and a series of metrics used to determine whether education programs within the proprietary sector lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The proposed rule based a program’s eligibility for federal student financial aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act on whether or not the program met rigorous student loan debt metrics.

On June 22, 2013, the Department of Education announced that it would establish a negotiated rulemaking committee with the intent that it would review current gainful employment standards, as well as help to improve on regulations and create new standards for programs that prepare students for gainful employment.

The topic of gainful employment has been highly discussed throughout higher education and this committee is meant to achieve several goals relating to the matter. According to a document published by the U.S. Department of Education, these goals include defining what it means for a program to prepare a student for gainful employment, providing institutions with the tools and metrics needed to assess whether their programs prepare their students for gainful employment, protecting students and taxpayers by identifying gainful employment programs with poor outcomes, and supporting students in deciding where to pursue a college education by increasing transparency.

Over the last three years, Mr. Jerome has become a subject matter expert on gainful employment and has focused a lot of his energy working on Title IV issues. He has delved into the matter in order to gain an in-depth understanding and has worked with the U.S. Department of Education as well as both Democrats and Republicans on numerous issues, including gainful employment.

In 2012, Monroe College won a USA Funds® Award for Excellence in Debt Management. The College was recognized for developing its Debt Reduction, Education, Assessment & Management (DREAM) project, which gives its graduates the skills to manage both their personal and educational finances. The DREAM project educates students through peer financial advising, early intervention loan counseling and education, and enhanced staffing of its Office of Loan Management, among other efforts to improve student financial literacy.

The next negotiated rulemaking session is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. on October 21st through October 23rd.

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Musicians, Educators, and 600,000 Students Band Together for Music Education in Australian Schools; Monster Music Reacts

Monster Music

Australia (PRWEB) December 12, 2012

Music: Count Us In 2012, in which 600,000 students in schools across Australia sang the same song at the same time in November, was seen as a huge success, according to an article from The Age. Professional singer, songwriter, and musician Josh Pyke mentored three high school students, Sun Woo Kim, Ryan Chelva, and Jorja Bromley, and collaborated with them on the song, called “Different People (Stand Together).”

The three students were chosen because, after considering 80 songs for the event, judges decided that three songs were worthy, and decided to give all three young songwriters a chance to be mentored in a workshop with a professional, where they wrote the song from scratch.

Music: Count Us In, whose mission is to raise support and awareness for music education in schools across Australia, has been in existence since 2007. It is run by the Music Council of Australia, with support from ex-Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett, currently the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth. Other high-profile supporters this year were “The Voice” contestants Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes.

According to the same The Age article, Richard Letts, who is currently the Music Council of Australia’s Executive Director, was happy with the participation in the event, but is not happy with the current state of music education in Australian schools. According to Letts, up to 80% of primary schools in NSW do not have any music education in their classrooms. Letts points out that in a four year teaching degree curriculum, future teachers only receive 17 hours of music education.

Letts also points out that the economic status of schools plays a factor in whether or not they have music education, with the more-affluent schools receiving music education, while less-affluent schools don’t. Letts also references literacy studies in which musical classes were proven to be more effective at producing literacy than literacy classes are.

In a recent post on his blog, Danny Achurch, Owner and Proprietor of Monster Music, writes that “Australian schools are coming up woefully short in music education.”

Achurch is concerned about the state of music education in Australian schools: “It is fairly well-documented that the 80% figure of schools that don’t offer music education quoted by Richard Letts is accurate, not only in NSW, but all across Australia. There are so many benefits to a music education, intellectually and socially, that not having music constitutes neglect on the part of the Australian educational system.”

Achurch continued, “Music helps kids learn. It helps kids relate to one another. It helps kids with self-esteem issues. All of these benefits are totally outside the scope of what most educators consider when they make decisions concerning music education, and they are being taken away from our children because most educators have no idea of the benefits provided by music education.”

Achurch contributes what he can through Monster Music: “We would love to see the system change, and see more music taught in Australian schools, but we don’t see it happening in the near future. We respect and admire those who are trying to change that system, but it does no good to students who are currently being deprived of the far-reaching benefits of music education.”

Achurch’s solution: private music lessons. “The only effective way to ensure that students get a musical education is to get them private lessons outside of the school system.”

Monster Music offers guitar, voice, piano, bass guitar, drum, violin, and general music lessons in Melbourne, Perth and across Australia.

Visit their website here for more information: or call them at 08 9335 8881.


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The International Center in New York Partners with Andrew Romay and George Soros to assist New York City Immigrants receive English Education

Immigrant Assistance Program Members pay a visit to Washington, DC

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2012

The Andrew Romay Immigrant Support System (ISP) at the International Center in New York (ICNY), a non-profit English language Center, supplies a welcoming location for immigrants exactly where they can build the skills they require to totally participate in the skilled and social life of their new country. At the moment, members in the plan come from 30 diverse nations. Now in its fourth year, the ISP will serve 162 members this year, all of whom have arrived inside the past year and are in significant monetary require.

Despite the fact that the ISP serves underprivileged immigrants, numerous of its members are highly educated and respected professionals in their nations. Recently, graduates of the ISP have gone on to pursue master’s degrees in the City University of New York (CUNY) program, entered medical residencies, and clerk for the New York State court technique. Graduates of this highly profitable system posted a 56% employment rate amongst July and December 2011.

The ISP is jointly funded by Andrew Romay, a productive entrepreneur in the world of finance, who immigrated to the United States from Hungary, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. The system also receives generous donations from the public.

In addition to English language education, newcomers also understand about the higher education method in the United States, participate in the civic life of their new communities by means of legislative visits, and increase their understanding of individual finance, nutrition, and other topics vital to their daily lives.

ICNY invites you to contribute to the ISP by Investing in an Immigrant, donating, or volunteering at ICNY.

About ICNY: For 50 years, the International Center has offered a supportive and welcoming community in which newcomers to the United States can overcome cultural and linguistic barriers by gaining robust English-language abilities and understanding of American culture. With a modest full-time staff and a corps of 1,000 trained volunteers, the International Center annually serves a lot more than 1,500 immigrants, refugees, students, and guests from over 90 nations. To find out a lot more about the International Center, or to join our community as a member or volunteer, please visit them on the web at


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It has often been a matter of wonderful confusion regardless of whether Economics is Science, Arts or Commerce. Except the language subjects, it is the only widespread topic that is given as an option to the students of all the 3 streams. Economics falls below each science and art. Analytical mathematical models that try to find and explain economic behavior in a way that can be theoretically proved has been created by numerous economists. There numerous models beneath macroeconomics which explain variables like inflation, growth and improvement.

In terms of the importance of the topic, Economics is essential because with out the topic it would not have been attainable to comprehend the impact of the growth in enterprise, society and globe market place. It also helps to figure out the choices of household, firms and government that are based on beliefs, constraints, behavior, structure and needs. Economics is science that offers with production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. As a result, we can say that anything that involves “transfer of funds” consists of “economics”. Economics is primarily divided into two schools namely, microeconomics and macroeconomics. When the results of these two get combined then it determines the actual effect of economics on individuals.

When we speak about the importance of Economics we include optimizes resource usage, utilizes the “chance price”, social efficiency, gains, stabilization of the general economy, significance of economics, understanding individual economics. It is also essential as a topic in school because it aids students not to suffer from any kind of complex troubles that are related to income ever in their lives. As the study of Economics deals with production, consumption and distribution of wealth, it also assists to resolve any related issues. The study of this subject contains activities that are concerned to vocation and occupation.

By Studying economics a individual develops a practical outlook in life and it becomes simpler to resolve the economic issues as one particular develops insight by means of which the individual can deal with these difficulties. With the study of Economics, a student’s depth of expertise on finance improves considerably. It also gives the students the scope to know about its merits and demerits that brings betterment in different economic fields, a variety of categories of men and women, distinct sorts of land, a assortment of plans of country and for which is utilised as component of economics. Economics offer the students with the information of international trade where no country can stay away from the influence of other countries and hence builds up international outlook.

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Wise Horizons Career On the web Education adds General Career Prep Program to Credentialed Certificate Possibilities within High School Divisions

Pensacola, Fl (PRWEB) August 24, 2011

The General Career Prep Program is now available for on the internet adult learners who want to acquire expertise and knowledge they can apply to a wide variety of job settings. In addition, the General Career Prep Program will serve students who are undecided about their career major, but still need to have the fundamental capabilities required to advance in any field or course of study at a career college or community college.

Students who complete the General Career Prep Program although earning their 18-credit high school diploma through SHCOE’s leading edge on the web system will obtain beneficial training that applies to the 21st-century workplace.

Areas of focus incorporate:

     General computer expertise
Employing popular workplace software program programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Email and the World wide web
Time management
Managing your self and others
How to be profitable in the workplace
Workplace challenges and opportunities

“This program gives adults who are not prepared to commit to one of SHCOE’s ‘career majors’ an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and acquire career expertise and personal computer skills that will support them in the workforce or in post-secondary courses, exactly where they will be needed to use applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint,” said Wendy Kauffman, Chief Operating Officer for SHCOE. “In addition, the General Career Prep Program aligns synonymously with our district mission, which is to ‘prepare students for entrance into careers and the workplace.’”

Other credentialed certificates accessible to students enrolled in SHCOE’s on the internet instructional program include Childcare, Transportation Services, Office Management, Homeland Security, Protection Services, and General Career Preparation.

No matter whether preparing to enter a career field, to enroll in college courses, or to transition into vocational or post-secondary programs, SHCOE’s General Career Prep Program will provide students with crucial workplace abilities.



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African Entrepreneurship Educators Rush for New On the internet Entrepreneurship Education Material

The Dynamic Company Program – the book

(PRWEB) November 17, 2009

African teachers in the fields of entrepreneurship education have located a fantastic source of Company Strategy Details that allows them to teach entrepreneurship at a high level but at no cost.

The good results of the newly developed on the web education material relies on the fact that the teacher himself can take down the material and use it in his teaching – directly from internet to class room.

“It is a brand new approach that education material is targeting the individual teacher rather of the institution, where the teacher teach,” says the author of the education material, Mr. Mogens Thomsen, from Thomsen Enterprise Details, “Why delay the distribution of outstanding education material in school bureaucracy when practically all teachers are on-line?” says Mogens Thomsen.

Entrepreneurship education material can be identified here

Unleashing Entrepreneurship

In the UNDP report “Unleashing Entrepreneurship” it is stated that entrepreneurship only can be unleashed if there is “Access to Skill and Knowledge”. The African teachers have at identified the needed entrepreneurship resources that give them the ability to educate effectively and thereby give skill and information to their students.

According to the author of the education material, Mr. Mogens Thomsen, entrepreneurship education consists of three ingredients:

1. Creativity – making all kinds of ideas

two. Innovation – discover the value in selected concepts

three. Entrepreneurship – create a enterprise from the innovative thought

Creativity Leads to Entrepreneurship

“The teacher in entrepreneurship utilizes his own abilities to produce a creative understanding environment, and The Dynamic Organization Plan will be the platform from where the students produce their business,” says Mogens Thomsen and continues, “In the entire procedure the teachers ought to be student-centered and urge students to solve issues and reflect on their experiences – just like actual entrepreneurs.”

Entrepreneurship is a World Trend

“Throughout the world, student interest in entrepreneurship as a career selection is growing although interest in classic professional employment in large business is gradually declining.” This words said by Professor in Entrepreneurship Alain Fayolle, EMLYON Company School, captures the essence of entrepreneurship education in Africa – and the rest of the world.

English, French and Portuguese

All sub Saharan countries can use the Enterprise strategy data since the education material is developed in English, French and Portuguese. You uncover info about Plano de Negocios and Program d’Affaire.

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