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The High School Business & Personal Finance Teachers Podcast - Episode 3 - Jeff Rutherford

Welcome to the third episode of The High School Business & Personal Finance Teachers Podcast hosted by Knowledge Matters. This third episode of the podcast features an interview with Edward Flannery, economics and financial literacy teacher at Vernon Township High School in Vernon Township, New Jersey. See below for a transcript of the interview.

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The High School Business & Personal Finance Teachers Podcast - Episode 2 - Jeff Rutherford

Welcome to the second episode of The High School Business & Personal Finance Teachers Podcast hosted by Knowledge Matters. This second episode of the podcast features an interview with Jacqueline Prester, a business and technology teacher Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Massachusetts. See below for a transcript of the interview.

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Costco Business Brief - Resource Handout for High School Business, Marketing Teachers - Jeff Rutherford

High school teachers often integrate other lesson plans and curriculum resources in their classroom along with Virtual Business simulations (Fashion, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Hotel, Restaurant, Retail, Management, Accounting & Personal Finance).

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Avanthika Ramesh is the 2016-2017 Virtual Business Scholarship winner from Knowledge Matters - Jeff Rutherford

Avanthika Ramesh, a high school senior at Milton High School in Milton, Georgia and the 2016-2017 Virtual Business Scholarship winner from Knowledge Matters, is already running her own business while still in high school.

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Virtual Business Challenge Changes for 2017-2018 - Jeff Rutherford

Article originally published in DECA Direct.

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The High School Business & Personal Finance Teachers Podcast - Episode 1 - Jeff Rutherford

Welcome to the first episode of The High School Business & Personal Finance Teachers Podcast hosted by Knowledge Matters. This first episode of the podcast features an interview with Marci Hargrove, a business teacher at Central High School-Keller ISD in Keller, Texas. See below for a transcript of the interview.

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More Than 41,000 US and Canadian High School Students Compete in Largest Virtual Business Simulation Challenge - Jeff Rutherford

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Last week, in the loud, cacophonous Anaheim Convention Center, at the DECA ICDC (International Career Development Conference) high school students from the U.S. and Canada hunched over their laptops furiously competing in a virtual business simulation competition. It was the culmination of a competition that began earlier in the school year in October. The 96 teams competing in Anaheim had survived two rounds of intense online competition and were the top 96 teams from the 41,357 high school students that competed online.

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Books High School Business Teachers Will Be Reading in 2017 - Jeff Rutherford

Most teachers read to stay fresh with new curriculum ideas for their classrooms.

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Oklahoma FCCLA Students Eagerly Competed in FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge For Chance to Qualify For Nationals - Jeff Rutherford

When Heather Gottsch, FCCLA Advisor and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Cherokee High School in Oklahoma, read about the FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge in one of the email newsletters that the FCCLA National Office sends, she was interested.

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DECA Virtual Business Challenge - 2nd Round - Categories/Variables Announced - Jeff Rutherford

A new year is here, and high school DECA members across the U.S. and Canada are gearing up for the second round of the DECA Virtual Business Challenge that begins on January 9th at 10 a.m. EST.

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Business Movies and Documentaries - The Ultimate List - Jeff Rutherford

A high school business teacher recently asked other teachers for recommendations on business movies or documentaries that she could show her students as a treat at the end of the semester. That got us to thinking about our favorite business movies and documentaries, and we decided to create this ultimate list business movies and documentaries.

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“Business Simulations Are About Putting Into Practice What We Teach,” Says Texas High School Business Teacher - Jeff Rutherford

Marci Hargrove, a teacher for 28 years, teaches business classes to sophomores, juniors and seniors at the Central High School-Keller ISD in Keller, Texas. Hargrove’s classes include: Accounting 1 and 2, Business Information Management and Business Management.

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9 Business biographies for high school business teachers - Jeff Rutherford

High school business teachers can teach their students the principles of business - accounting, entrepreneurship, management - as well as the specifics of different industries - sports/entertainment, restaurant, hotel, retail, manufacturing, fashion, etc. If a student in a high school business class catches the spark of business and entrepreneurship and wants to learn more, what can high school business teachers do to nourish and feed that passion and interest for business?

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Pennsylvania High School Teacher Augments His High School Business Classes With Knowledge Matters’ Online Business Simulations - Jeff Rutherford

After a 25-year career as an accountant with several manufacturing companies, Edward Herbert became a teacher. Herbert has been teaching high school business for the past 12 years at Manheim Central High School in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Herbert teaches juniors and seniors, and his classes include: Accounting I, Accounting II, Sports Marketing, Stock Market Investing and Entrepreneurship.

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Virtual Business Challenges Hints - Jeff Rutherford

Are you excited about this year’s Virtual Business Challenges? It’s fun to watch the many students compete every year in the DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, and BPA Virtual Business Challenges.

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Veteran Connecticut High School Teacher Integrates Knowledge Matters’ Business Simulations Into His High School Business Classes - Jeff Rutherford

Tim Landry, a teacher at RHAM High School, in Hebron, CT, has been teaching high school business classes for 17 years. Landry has also taught as an adjunct at Eastern Connecticut State University for the past nine years. Landry mostly teaches high school juniors and seniors with a few sophomores each year.

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"Take the challenge!" Connecticut High School Senior Says About DECA Virtual Business Challenge - Jeff Rutherford

Nathaniel Larson, a senior at RHAM High School in Hebron, CT and a DECA member, almost missed out on the fun and competition of last year’s DECA Virtual Business Challenge. In fact, he missed the first round of the competition completely.

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DECA Virtual Business Challenge - Registration Has Begun - Jeff Rutherford

Registration for this year’s DECA Virtual Business Challenge has begun!

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What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Musical.ly - The Most Popular App Teenagers Are Using - Jeff Rutherford

While teachers were hard at work over the summer either relaxing or planning for the next school year, teenagers across the U.S. - and the world - were hard at work creating their own 15-second music videos with musical.ly - one of the most popular smartphone apps for teens and pre-teens.

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