Cadence Klatt, 11, and Jake Imming, 12, sell items to Brianna Ruiz, 11, center, and Hannah Haskins, ...

Fifth-graders practice making big bucks

Fifth-grade students from Durango School District 9-R put their financial knowledge to work in a mock town at Fort Lewis College in May.

With $200 in business loans to pay back before they could make a profit, entrepreneurial teams working at each business had a day to convince each other to spend money on their products.

“There’s something I want you to try before you lower your price –...

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