March 24, 2011-New Website for High School Students

On March 21, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the top business schools in the world, launched Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS), a free, regularly updated web publication aimed at high school students and their teachers. The site, the first of its kind offered by a major university, will promote financial literacy and a deeper understanding of how business works by presenting articles, videos, learning simulations and interactive tools.

Each issue of KWHS will include articles on a wide variety of topics that are of interest to teenagers—ranging from entrepreneurship, sports, fashion and food to the environment, career planning, social impact and technology. In addition, the site will include a first-of-its-kind video glossary of more than 200 business terms defined by Wharton professors, an interactive stock market/portfolio management game and a separate Teachers Room portal where high school teachers can create and share lesson plans, blogs and other teaching resources.

Check out KWHS at http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu.