Governors to speak at Financial Literacy Summit

Posted May 04, 2010, at 7:29 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci and former Gov. Angus King will join state and national experts at this week’s first Financial Literacy Summit.

The event, to be held Friday, May 7, at the Augusta Civic Center, will bring state and national experts together for an in-depth training session to showcase best practices for incorporating financial literacy instruction in classrooms and beyond. The daylong gathering will give educators practical tools and free curriculum re-sources to assist in helping students become financially capable adults in the 21st century.

The summit was spearheaded by Maine’s Office of Securities and the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. In addition to remarks by Baldacci and King, the summit will include a keynote address from Jeanne Hogarth of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington.

Other speakers and panelists include J. Duke Albanese from the Great Schools Partnership, Bowdoin College treasurer Catherine Longley and Jump$tart Coalition executive director Laura Levine. Additionally, Don Blandin of the Investor Protection Trust and Jack Gallagher and Pam Krueger from the award-winning PBS series “Money Track” are scheduled to make presentations.

Information, including an agenda and summit registration form, is available by calling the Office of Securities at 877-624-8551, at www.investors.maine.gov by clicking on the summit announcement, or by sending an e-mail to dona.l.garippa@maine.gov.

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