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ABCs, 123s, and Financial Literacy—Why Teaching Finances to Youth Is Important


Join us for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s April FedTalk for a conversation on the importance of financial literacy education from kindergarten through senior year. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently signed legislation making a one-half credit course specifically devoted to financial literacy a requirement for graduation from Ohio schools.  At this month’s FedTalk we will talk about the financial literacy programs and resources available to educators.

Following introductory remarks from Cleveland Fed President and CEO Loretta J. Mester, Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani will discuss similar graduation requirements in Kentucky that were put in place in 2018. Following Dr. Al-Bahrani’s presentation, we will be joined by a panel of leaders in financial literacy education for a broader conversation about the new Ohio law and how educators can access resources to help their students thrive.
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Opening remarks:

Dr. Loretta J. Mester, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland


Alexandria Halmbacher, Education and Outreach Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

  • Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Economic Education, Northern Kentucky University
  • Dr. Brad Maguth, Professor, Social Studies Education, Director, H.K. Barker Center for Economic Education, LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education, The University of Akron
  • Dr. Loretta J. Mester, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Jim O’Connor, Educator at Princeton High School and President of the Ohio Council for the Social Studies

When & Where

April 21, 2022
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Online Webinar