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Lemon Smash App:  Kilgour Students and P.I.E. founder and CEO Mary Welsh Schlueter featured on 1230 AM The Buzz.

The kids discussed their need for about $3,000 to help launch the Lemon Smash program on Apple, in tandem with the Android program launched pro bono yesterday.  Parents and other students were encouraged to call-in and comment on their ability to create another learning opportunity and web revenue stream for their school!

Kilgour Students at 1230 AM The Buzz


Kilgour Elementary students get early taste of financial literacy

On Tuesday, May, 5 at Kilgour Elementary School, students in grades 1-6 used virtual lemons to help launch the first-of-its-kind retail “Lemon Smash App,” designed to entertain and sustain what they learned this year about basic financial literacy.  A portion of each 99-cent app sale will provide Kilgour with funding opportunities.

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Kilgour Lemon Smash App Launch

Announcement of the launch of the new Kilgour Lemon Smash smart phone application on June 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., the product of a financial literacy and technology project involving first through sixth graders at the school. The ‘app,’ developed with the assistance of educational and technology partners, is believed to be the first of its kind, providing financial literacy learning in a game format that potentially will generate funding opportunities for the school.

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Past Events


P.I.E. Panel & Community Forum

“Prepared to Work: Defining ‘Career Ready’ in the 21st Century”

Join us on September 1, 2011 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. EST as Dr. John Box, Senior Vice President, Education for Junior Achievement USA™ and Dr. Jay Kayne, Cintas Chair of Entrepreneurship – Farmer School of Business at Miami University define “career ready” skills as part of a community forum at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, 441 Vine Street, Suite 300, Carew Tower.  The forum is free and open to anyone interested in learning how entrepreneurial alliances are helping students succeed in today’s global workplace.  Register Today!

Presented by Partnership for Innovation in Education (P.I.E.), the forum, titled “Prepared to Work:  Defining ‘Career Ready’ in the 21st Century,” will examine how school, business and community partners develop students so they are ready to enter the workforce.

Forum panelists include Cincinnati Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls, University of Cincinnati Associate Dean Dr. Nelson Vincent, Accounting for Kids Founder and WNKU BusinessWise Radio Show Host Crystal Faulkner, and Cincinnati Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith.  Enquirer Media Columnist Krista Ramsey will moderate the panel discussion.

September 1, 2011 Community Forum Press Release

P.I.E. Community Forum Presentations

Dr. Jay Kayne

Dr. John Box

Panel & Community Forum

“Driving Innovation: How Dynamic Business-Education Partnerships Fuel Economic Growth”

Join us on May 172011 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. EST as Honorable Jane Swift, Former Massachusetts Governor and Bob Sommers, Director of Ohio Governor’s Office of 21st Century Education discuss the relationship between business and education as part of a community forum at Mayerson Education Center, 2650 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Presented by Partnership for Innovation in Education (P.I.E.), the forum, titled “Driving Innovation: How Dynamic Business-Education Partnerships Fuel Economic Growth” is free and open to anyone interested in learning how business and education alliances help students succeed in today’s global workplace.

Forum panelists include:  Eve Bolton-CPS Board of Education, Peg Moertl-Vice President PNC Bank Education Center, Dr. Gary Pack-Superintendent Princeton Public School District, Sean Parker-CPS Board of Education, Laure Quinlivan-Cincinnati City Council, Mary Ronan-Superintendent Cincinnati Public School District,  Jon Reinhard-Director KnowledgeWorks, Dr. George Vredeveld-Director University of Cincinnati Economics Center, Randy Wilhelm-CEO netTrekker, Gail Williams-Fifth Third Bank.  Dan Hurley of WKRC “Newsmakers” will moderate the panel discussion.