Fall 2009

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Fall 2009


Special Topic: Two Reserve Banks assess education programs

Special Topic: New exhibits at the Fed's Miami Branch museum

Special Topic: Extra Credit articles more often

Special Topic: Announcing the Fed's Lesson Plan of the Year contest

Special Topic: Katrina's Classroom extension activities

Economically Speaking

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Editor's Note: Articles for the fall issue will be published in September and November.
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Making the grade? Atlanta and St. Louis Feds assess education programs
11/9/09–To ensure their resources are being allocated effectively, the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and St. Louis are conducting a thorough assessment of their education programs and materials.
Photo of cash bus New reasons to visit the Fed’s Miami Branch museum
11/9/09–Expanded museum exhibits at the Fed's Miami office provide students with lessons about money, banking, and the Federal Reserve and its duties.
Photo of calendar pages Now you'll get Extra Credit more often
To help you meet classroom demands for new materials, Extra Credit articles will now appear four times a year.
Photo of a teacher holding an apple Show your stuff in the Fed's Lesson Plan of the Year contest
Use Fed materials to develop a lesson plan for economics, finance, or other disciplines and compete to win savings bond prizes and gain professional recognition.
Photo of a Katrina's Classroom publication New activities expand Katrina's Classroom options
Three new extension activities for the Atlanta Fed’s free DVD-based curriculum provide more than four hours of activities exploring bank accounts, credit history and credit scores, and higher education financing options.
photo of people filling out applications Economically Speaking
Labor markets and today's economy
11/9/09–How has the recession affected the supply-demand relationship between workers and businesses? And how will workers need to prepare for structural changes occurring in the economy?
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Recession, monetary policy affect students and their families
The current recession's impact on jobs, housing, credit, and investments has caused financial difficulties for many households. What steps have the Fed and other agencies taken to stabilize the economy and financial markets? And how will fundamental changes in the labor force influence students' plans for higher education?