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Note from Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO | Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation’s Schools

SOS Cover7 300x262 Note from Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO | Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation’s SchoolsEvery two years, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) comprehensively reviews the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States, collecting data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. There has been notable progress since the first survey was published in 1998; yet the pace of change has slowed. The 2016 Survey of the States shows that there has been no improvement in economic education in recent years and slow growth in personal finance education.The biennial Survey of the States serves as an important benchmark for our progress, revealing both how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.

Research shows that requirements are the main driver of economics and personal finance being taught in schools. CEE works with our nationwide network of affiliates to both advocate for requirements and assist in their implementation. To support local and state advocacy initiatives, we have developed voluntary standards in economics and personal finance; nationally-normed, curriculum-agnostic assessments in economics and personal finance; and an online advocacy toolkit.

Visit our website for an interactive experience and download the study. And, find out where you state stands in economics and personal finance education and how you can take action today.

POSTED: January 29, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson

CNBC’s Sharon Epperson Explains Savings to Kids

Sharon Epperson, a former CEE Board Member and Senior Personal Finance Correspondent for CNBC, recently made a guest appearance on Sprout’s Sunny Side Up Show in a special segment entitled “Sharon Epperson Chats Finance.” In the segment, Ms. Epperson explains how a child can start a savings account with money earned from a lemonade stand.

Watch the clip here:

POSTED: June 23, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson

CEE Convenes Meeting with Education Secretary Arne Duncan & the President’s Council for Financial Capability for Young Americans

CEE continues to explain the compelling need for better economics education at the very highest levels of government and commerce, building support for our programs. Last week, the organization convened Advancing Financial Education in New York City at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, featuring Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, and John W. Rogers, Chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, together with NYC leaders in economic and financial education and other members of the President’s Council.

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Nan J. Morrison, Council for Economic Education, with members of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (from left to right) – Richard G. Ketchum, FINRA; Amy Rosen, The Public Private Strategy Group; Marc Morial, National Urban League; John W. Rogers, Jr., Ariel Investments; Robert J. Glovsky, The Colony Group; and Jason Young, MindBlown Labs

Here are some of the highlights:

In his opening remarks, Secretary Duncan gave a special “thank you” to the “great teachers” of New York City and around the nation for their work.

We at CEE were thrilled to announce our partnership with Working In Support of Education (W!SE) alongside their President and CEO, Phyllis Frankfort. Students completing missions on our free online personal finance game, Geni Revolution, can now earn a credential by passing the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification exam.

Our discussion centered on the need to scale existing successful programs, and the critical role of private-public partnerships in accomplishing that goal. Contributing to the conversation were Julie Menin, the Commissioner of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, who spoke about how NYC is providing financial empowerment to schools and parents, and NYC public school teacher Ruben Rivera, who spoke first-hand of the importance of teaching these essential “life skills.”

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Panelists (from left to right) Amy Rosen, The Public Private Strategy Group, Member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans; Commissioner Julie Menin, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs; Eric Contreras, New York City Department of Education; Nan J. Morrison, Council for Economic Education; Dr. Anand Marri, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Teachers College, Columbia University; and Ruben Rivera, The Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women

POSTED: June 15, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta

Hospital Schools Program Gives Students a Dose of Financial Literacy

Douglas Young 300x161 Hospital Schools Program Gives Students a Dose of Financial LiteracyNew York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is one of forty hospitals across the five boroughs where patients are given classroom instruction through the Hospital Schools program.

Through lessons that follow the Common Core Learning Standards, students from Pre-K through high school learn the 3 R’s. In addition, for the past three years, they have been getting a dose of economics and financial literacy through the Council for Economic Education‘s Financial Fitness for Life program.

CEE’s Douglas Young talks about the importance of teaching these kids economics and personal finance. Read the full article here.

 

 

POSTED: May 27, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , ,

CNBC’s Steve Liesman Covers CEE’s 15th National Economics Challenge

The Council for Economic Education’s 15th National Economics Challenge finals were held in NYC on Monday. Over 10,500 students participated nationwide, with only 32 making it to the finals and only 16 to the final quiz bowl round, hosted by Steve Liesman, CNBC’s senior economics reporter. The final round was covered live on CNBC’s Power Lunch and CNBC’s Nightly Business Report on PBS featured it as well.

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Please join us in congratulating the winning teams. To learn more about each team check out our Facebook page.

Adam Smith Division:

First Place: Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota
Team Members: Abraham Chen, Emily Ruan, Samuel Rush and Jacob Weightman
Coach: Martha Rush

 

Second Place: Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Third Place: Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts

Fourth Place: The Harker School, San Jose, California


David Ricardo Division:

 

First Place: Homestead High School, Cupertino, California
Team Members: Richard Chen, Kazu Kogachi, Steven McDonald and Erik Yang
Coach: Christy Heaton

 

Second Place: Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Third Place: Iolani High School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Fourth Place: Charter School of Delaware, Wilmington Delaware


If you would like students in your local high school to participate, you, a teacher or a principal can contact Rosanna Castillo. They can learn more about the Challenge on our website.

 

POSTED: May 20, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , ,

WalletHub Gives CEE $500 Donation

We’re pleased to announce that WalletHub has given CEE a $500 donation in the name of 2015′s Best Tax Blog, the Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog! The top 5 overall finishers in the contest were: 1)Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog ; 2) eSmart Tax; 3) Tax Justice; 4)Schneider Downs; and 5) Taxgirl. A big thank you to WalletHub for recognizing our efforts, and to learn more about the top tax blogs click here: http://bit.ly/1EEk8sH wallethub WalletHub Gives CEE $500 Donation

 

 

 

POSTED: March 26, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta

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