Teacher Spotlight with Celeste Smith (Implementing Budget Challenge as a Distance Learning Tool)
Many teachers across the country are having to adjust to a Distance Learning platform. We spoke with Celeste Smith in Chicago, IL with CP Online Academy, who utilized Budget Challenge as a successful resource.

Teacher Challenge Winner's Circle (Final drawings to take place on August 3rd)
On July 13, 2020 in Teacher Challenge by Tara Kirby
We want to invite you to join the fun and take a look at our weekly raffle winners for the 2020 Teacher Challenge. If you see your name on the list and haven't claimed your prize please reach out to us at support@budgetchallenge.freshdesk.com. This does not exclude winners from the money raffles at the end of the Teacher Challenge. Our final and grand prize raffles will take place on August 3rd.

Funding Information — CARES Act (“ESSER”)
On June 11, 2020 in Distance Learning Tool, Funding by Tara Kirby
Did you know that Budget Challenge is eligible for full funding under the CARES Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (“ESSER”) funds? Find out more here:

Teacher Spotlight — Linda Ryan-Catt
On June 7, 2020 in Teacher Spotlight by Tara Kirby
Linda Ryan-Catt, a TRIO SSS Academic Counselor and Financial Literacy Instructor took the time to share her recent experience with implementing Budget Challenge into her classroom. "I was very impressed with Budget Challenge because it included curriculum. I found it very student and teacher friendly. Its biggest plus was the webinar and access to customer service. Their rep was very thorough and answered all my questions...and I asked a lot of them. She even came into my screen to demonstrate at times. I thought the simulation was very good, and student friendly with reminders coming into their emails. One of my students complained that he found the simulation tedious and annoying because he was constantly having to go into budget challenge to pay bills, transfer $, etc. Welcome to real life!—only this simulation helped them get through the process more easily. It is a good program. I was not sold when I started working with it last summer, but I found it to be a very good course.”

Charlotte Catholic High School Foundation and Teacher Spotlight
We recently spoke with Sara Garcés Roselli, Communications Committee Chair at Charlotte Catholic High School Foundation who shared with us their sponsorship mission and the impact that Budget Challenge has had in their students' lives.

Budget Challenge announces the Teacher Challenge!
On May 6, 2020 in Press, Teacher Challenge by Tara Kirby
Secondary school teachers in the United States and its territories are invited to sign up to play Budget Challenge Teacher Challenge this summer and be entered in a drawing for $1000, $500 and three $250 gift cards.

Teacher Spotlight — Steve Stofelano
We recently asked Steve Stofelano, a business teacher in New York, a few questions about his Budget Challenge experience. Here's what he had to say.

Real Life Financial Tips in Times of Covid-19
On April 17, 2020 in Tips and Tricks by Robbie Kaminski
At Budget Challenge, we work with our teacher partners to help create the next generation of financially capable young adults. But in our busy lives, it is easy to neglect our own finances. This might be a good time to do a quick financial tune-up by considering the four suggestions below.

Playing remotely during your sim? Here's 3 things to check daily
Budget Challenge is doing its best to help assist our teachers during this new and unknown teaching environment. While it may seem overwhelming transitioning to distance learning, you really only need to spend a few minutes a day keeping up with the simulation.

Success Story — Fayette County Public Schools
Economics teacher Jason Eisele spearheaded an initiative to provide Budget Challenge for his school district. Fayette County Public Schools in Georgia had more than 1,000 students across seven schools in the county participate in a simulation this school year. We've asked Eisele to provide insight into his experience with the program.