The Iowa Credit Union Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the University of Northern Iowa in support of continuing education programming for educators to prepare them to teach financial literacy curriculum in Iowa high schools. The support aligns with the foundation’s mission to empower people and communities to achieve financial well-being, said Jaime Miller, executive director of ICUF. “Educators are the core of any curriculum, and we want to ensure they have the resources needed to succeed in the classroom,” she said in a release. The Legislature in 2018 enacted a new law that will require all Iowa high school students to complete financial literacy courses to graduate, beginning with the 2023 graduating class. While Iowa school districts have a wide range of options available for a financial literacy curriculum, there are few options in Iowa for the continuing education necessary for educators to teach this topic. With approximately 30,000 Iowa students graduating annually, the curriculum is poised to make a substantial impact on the financial futures of graduating students. An estimated 200 to 400 teachers will participate in UNI’s financial literacy training over the next five years.