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NEWS RELEASES 2007-08 :: AUGUST 29, 2007


Civics and Economics teachers in the state’s public schools will benefit from attending a videoconference on Personal Financial Literacy scheduled for Sept. 12 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. via the Information Highway.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction staff will provide information to help teachers prepare their students in developing an economic way of thinking and problem solving that is useful in their lives in addition to living as knowledgeable consumers, prudent savers and informed investors.

In particular, the videoconference will provide an overview of Personal Financial Literacy legislation; current NCDPI documents and resources for teaching Personal Financial Literacy; insight regarding upcoming statewide training for Civics & Economics teachers; drafts of upcoming documents focused on budgeting, saving, credit and investing; and insight on required classroom assessment for Personal Financial Literacy.

Following are the locations hosting the videoconference via the Information Highway:

  • Wake County: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 5th floor Videoconference Room
  • Lenoir County: Kinston High School, Room 1
  • Hertford County: Hertford County High School
  • Cabarrus County: A.L. Brown High School, Room 1
  • Yadkin County: Starmount High School
  • Buncombe County: AB Tech Center, Room 105
For more information, please contact Tracey Greggs, Section Chief, Middle and Secondary Social Studies, NCDPI, 919.807.3836, or by email,


About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.