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Kids Invest in Funds — and Their Own Future

At Chicago’s Ariel Community Academy, students in grades K-8 hone math skills and learn practical, lifelong lessons in finance by managing a $20,000 class stock portfolio. 

October 3, 2007

Schools That Work: Financial Literacy

Learn more about Ariel's financial literacy program in the full Schools That Work package where you'll find a 2012 video and article update, free resources, and research findings on the effective strategies used at Ariel.

Editor's Note: Since this video was filmed, Arne Duncan, former CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, has moved on to become the U.S. secretary of education under President Obama. Matthew Yale is now Duncan's deputy chief of staff.

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