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2016 Student Video Contest

IT’S ELECTION SEASON And we want to get K-12 students thinking about the next president and the economic future of the country. That’s why we’re inviting you to participate in our election video contest! WHAT SHOULD THE VIDEO BE ABOUT? We’re asking you to record one or a group of students answering the following question […]

POSTED: August 15, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , ,

New FINRA Study Shows The Need For More Personal Finance Education In Our Schools

FINRA Investor Education Foundation released its 2016 National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) and its findings show that while most Americans are growing more financially capable, there are still millions who struggle with making ends meet – particularly women, millennials, African-Americans, Hispanics, and those lacking a high school education. These findings are drawn from studies that […]

POSTED: July 15, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , ,

Watch the National Economics Challenge Live on CNBC on May 23rd at 1 p.m

Join us for the 16th Annual National Economics Challenge Finals! The eight team finalists beat out more than 10,000 students to compete for the Championship title!  Watch and root for your favorite team via the live stream on CNBC.com starting at 1 p.m. ET on Monday, May 23rd. CNBC’s Power Lunch will also be airing live snippets from the Challenge […]

POSTED: May 18, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , ,

Post Campaign Round Up: #MySavingsStory

  Last month was Financial Literacy Month and we teamed up with social media entrepreneur, Natalie Zfat on the #MySavingsStory video campaign. Throughout the entire month of April, we shared personal video stories from writers, artists and economists to inform and inspire kids to understand and take control of their financial lives. We received savings advice from fashion […]

POSTED: May 13, 2016 | BY: April Somboun | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

New Topic on EconEdLink: Election Economics

The Council for Economic Education is pleased to announce the release of a series of lesson plans to help educators (grades 9-12) teach the election and economics in their economics, civics, government, and other social studies courses. The lessons are all available for free on our teacher website EconEdLink. Topics covered include: Can Election Futures Markets Be More […]

POSTED: May 4, 2016 | BY: April Somboun | TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

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