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Nominate teachers for excellence in classroom financial literacy award
The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) has announced a call for nominations for its Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award program, now in its fifth year. The IBAT Education Foundation-hosted program recognizes elementary, middle, and high school teachers who use innovative, fun, and effective methods to teach financial education in the classroom. The Education Foundation’s mission is to build financially literate communities.
Three award recipients from across the state will be selected, and each will receive $1,000. Additionally, IBAT and local community bankers will recognize the winners during ceremonies at their schools. The goal of this award program is to celebrate teachers who provide their students with the foundation necessary -- understanding savings and credit, how to budget, and the importance of making informed decisions -- to make sound financial decisions for the rest of their lives.
To be nominated, interested teachers should fill out the teacher application form found at http://www.ibat.org/foundation, then contact foundation President Mary Lange at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will connect the nominee with a local community banker who will complete the official nomination form. The submission deadline is Monday, March 31.
For additional information, visit www.ibat.org.
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