New & Improved Federal Reserve Financial Education website
The Federal Reserve System launched its redesigned financial education website on April 18, 2005. This new and improved website combines four Federal Reserve sites under one primary Federal Reserve Education website and provides easier access to a variety of information in the areas of economics, banking, and financial services.
The primary purpose in redesigning the website was to increase the use of Federal Reserve educational materials and to promote financial education in the classroom. The layout of the website focuses on the following four sections:
- Federal Reserve Education provides instructional materials to help improve teachers’ and students’ understating of the Federal Reserve System, economics, and personal finances using a variety of sources and tools.
- Fed 101 is an interactive tool designed to give an overview of the history and organization of the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy and federal regulations, and services provided to depository institutions.
- Personal Financial Education provides information on a variety of personal finance topics and is designed to aid consumers in making informed financial decisions.
- Teacher Resources is a search tool allowing teachers to locate Federal Reserve System educational materials on a variety of financial education topics. All of the materials meet national educational standards.
The website can be accessed at www.FederalReserveEducation.org.
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