CEE Launches #MySavingsStory Campaign to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

    Happy Financial Literacy Month! The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is thrilled to announce the launch of the #MySavingsStory Video Campaign to inform and inspire kids to understand and take control of their financial lives. We’ve enlisted fashion designer Elie Tahari, best-selling author of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, entrepreneur Rosie […]

POSTED: April 1, 2016 | BY: April Somboun

Celebrating #IWD2016 | Lesson Plans Highlighting Women in the Economy

  On March 8th, people all over the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day and its theme of gender equality. While women have made progressive strides economically, there is still a long way to go. According to the World Economic Forum the United States ranks 20th when it comes to the economic gap between […]

POSTED: March 2, 2016 | BY: April Somboun

Effective Professional Development via CEE’s State Council and Centers

By: Marc A. Johnson, Education Program Director, Colorado Council for Economic Education Professional development (PD) for teachers has sometimes been characterized as unappreciated and ineffective. Those of us who have taught long enough can certainly recall mandated PD experiences that were less than engaging, uninspiring and downright tedious. But it’s unfair to apply that broad brush to […]

POSTED: February 10, 2016 | BY: April Somboun | TAGS: , , , ,

State Leaders Should Provide Professional Development for Our Teachers

By: Derek D’Angelo, President, Michigan Council on Economic Education Why do you wear your seat belt while in a motor vehicle? I don’t wear my seat belt because of a government requirement, I wear it because my mother was in a horrible accident. It was a cold February morning in 1993 and my mother was on the […]

POSTED: February 8, 2016 | BY: April Somboun

State Requirements Matter

 – J. Michael Collins, Ph.D., Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin-Madison Schools play a significant role in the lives of young people as they develop into independ­ent, capable members of communities. Starting at young ages, schools teach kids to be safe, to be healthy, to be civic-minded, and, at least in some states, to […]

POSTED: February 5, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson

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