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Bismarck, ND - More than 120 elementary and secondary teachers will attend the 10th Annual Invest North Dakota Teachers Academy, sponsored by the North Dakota Securities Department, July 18-22 at the University of Mary in Bismarck. The purpose of the Academy is to assist teachers in presenting personal finance in the classroom, resulting in better educated consumers making good financial choices. Teachers will be introduced to innovative curriculum tools that will assist curriculum planning, as well as hear from approximately 20 business, education and professional leaders.

National surveys continue to show that today's high school seniors are graduating with failing grades when it comes to managing money, including handling credit cards, paying taxes and even saving for the future, said Diane Kambeitz, Conference Coordinator. The key to changing this trend is to introduce financial education in the classroom at an early age, as well as continuing to build on the curriculum throughout the upper grades. We will then begin to see our young people better equipped to take charge of their financial futures including saving and investing wisely.

More than 1200 teachers have attended Invest North Dakota during the past 9 years of the program.

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