Miami-Dade Public Schools receives $118K grant

Published On: Jan 08 2013 02:54:31 PM EST

Miami-Dade Public School received a $118,000 grant from Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program, which supports the development of a financial literacy unit for high school seniors. 

Chief Operating Officer Roger Hochschild presented the check to Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on Monday.

A single semester of economics is not sufficient to teach them the skills they will need to navigate this knowledge-based economy and to avoid falling victim to many of the traps out there in terms of decisions they will make regarding personal finance,” Carvalho said. “The rapid descent into a life of excessive debt and the individual repercussions are far too daunting.”

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