Jeffrey Bernstein, economics, social studies and government teacher at the Village School, has been named a 2014–15 Gold Star Teacher by W!SE (Working in Support of Education). This is the seventh time he has received this award.
To win the award, at least 90 percent of Bernstein’s Fall 2014 economics class had to pass the W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test.
Commenting on the W!se program, Bernstein said, “This program is designed to provide students with the financial literacy skills that will help them to be educated consumers and assist the transition to living on their own, which they all will be doing in the next few years. That makes this one of the most practical classes students take in high school, and they often come back and tell me so.”
The Village School was also named a 2014–15 W!SE Blue Star School having excelled on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. It was also the seventh time that the school earned this award.
W!SE is an educational nonprofit organization, which develops programs that reflect the New York State Education Department’s economic curriculum on finance. Programs evaluate students’ knowledge of banking, savings, investing, credit, insurance, money management and gauge their ability to manage their own finances.
—Submitted by Great Neck Public Schools