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Newport News High Schools, Teachers Earn Recognition for Excelling in Financial Literacy Education

(11/24/2015) -Newport News High Schools, Teachers Earn Recognition for Excelling in Financial Literacy Education

Heritage, Menchville, Warwick and Woodside high schools have been named 2014-2015 W!SE Blue Star Schools for their students' performance on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. The national certification test is given to high school students upon completion of the personal finance course. To earn the Blue Star designation, students attending the school must achieve a 75% pass rate on the test with either a majority of students at a given grade level taking the test or an average score of 80% or higher by students who take the test.

Eleven NNPS career and technical education teachers also earned recognition for their students' successful performance on the Financial Literacy Certification Test. Lenise Cowling at Heritage High School; Adrienne Caldwell, Cynthia Earl, Stephanie Gwaltney and Diane Zawadzki at Menchville High School; Reginald Neely at Warwick High School; and Stephen Brown, Blair DuVal, Jo Ella Lawrence, Tina Shorter and Adriane Young are named W!SE Gold Star teachers.

To receive the Gold Star Award, a teacher must achieve a 90% pass rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification test in at least one of their classes.

W!SE, or Working in Support of Education, is an organization dedicated to providing educational support services and building financial literacy.