American Students Lack Financial Knowledge and Skills

In 2012, nearly 30,000 teenagers from 18 countries took part in the first large-scale international assessment of young people’s financial literacy. More than one in six students in the United States failed to reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy. Overall, American students fall in the middle of the pack globally. Visit our […]

POSTED: February 1, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson

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

Every 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 […]

POSTED: January 29, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson

Participants Needed for Personal Finance Tests

CEE is seeking teachers in grades 4 to 12 to have their students take one of CEE’s three new personal finance tests. Your participation will help CEE to set the baseline for item performance, while simultaneously giving you feedback on your students’ performance along with comparison data showing average scores of other students across the […]

POSTED: December 4, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta

The U.S. May Be the World’s Richest Country, But It Ranks 14th in Financial Literacy

The United States, although by many measures the world’s wealthiest country, ranks only 14th in terms of financial literacy, a survey cited in the Wall Street Journal reports. This new financial literacy ranking comes from a survey of 150,000 adults from 148 different countries. The survey/quiz consisted of questions focused on four basic personal finance […]

POSTED: November 25, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta

The 10th Annual Visionary Awards

  Last night, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) held its 10th Annual Visionary Awards dinner hosting 300 guests at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The evening showcased CEE’s mission, our impact to date, and honored leaders who promote economic and financial literacy. The evening was a night of thought-provoking discussion, amiable conversation, and intellectual discourse. The […]

POSTED: October 30, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

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