Iowa schools win cash for financial literacy
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:33 AM
Thirty schools in Iowa were each awarded $1,000 from the National Financial Capability Challenge, a financial literacy test given to high school students to encourage educators to teach personal finance to students.
Fifty-four schools in Iowa met the qualifications, and 30 were randomly awarded prize money. In the Des Moines metro area, Perry High School and Lincoln High School in Des Moines won the prize.
Iowa had the fifth-largest participation of schools in the nation, according to a release.