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The Community Development Studies and Education Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is pleased to present the inaugural issue of Intersections, an economic education newsletter for K-12 teachers. As part of the Philadelphia Fed’s ongoing economic education efforts, Intersections will bring you economic and personal financial education information aimed at helping you meet state curriculum content standards and expanding your options for using such information in your classroom. Each issue will include information about Federal Reserve publications that can help to extend your knowledge of economics and personal finance as well as materials available in classroom sets. The Bulletin Board feature of Intersections will keep you apprised of upcoming teacher-training events sponsored by the Philadelphia Fed.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which serves the eastern two-thirds of Pennsylvania, the southern half of New Jersey, and the state of Delaware, recognizes that economic and personal financial education gives our young people a foundation on which to build strong financial futures. In the summer and throughout the academic year, the Philadelphia Fed offers teacher-training programs focused on helping you better educate your students in the areas of economics and personal finance. Our recently opened, permanent exhibit, Money in Motion, at our location on Independence Mall offers teachers, students, and the general public an interactive venue through which to learn more about money, banking, and the Federal Reserve.
— Andrew T. Hill, Ph.D.