Economics Challenge

Finalists Announced for the 2013 National Economics Challenge

Eight high school teams have earned a trip to New York City to compete for cash prizes and academic recognition in the 13th Annual National Economics Challenge. The eight teams won both state and Semi-Finals competitions in their respective divisions, defeating over 10,000 students from 40 states to advance to the Finals.

The Challenge offers students two levels of competition on the basis of their course enrollment. Students enrolled in advanced placement, international baccalaureate and honors economics courses entered the Adam Smith Division, and students enrolled in single semester general economics classes competed in the David Ricardo Division.

The Finalist teams are:

DAVID RICARDO DIVISION (single semester general economics students)

  • Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana
  • Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Little Falls Community High School, Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Olympia High School, Olympia, Washington

ADAM SMITH DIVISION (AP, IB and honors students)

  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota
  • Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, Maryland

Teams will compete Saturday, May 18 in three written tests and one critical thinking round to answer questions on complex economic concepts and theories involving micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and current events.  The National Economics Challenge Finals culminates in a quiz-bowl round Sunday, May 19 at the WNET Tisch Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event will be broadcast live, and you can watch on the CEE’s Facebook page.

Students across the country participate in the state and Semi-Final rounds of the National Economics Challenge:

2013 nec finalist teams Finalists Announced for the 2013 National Economics Challenge

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Financial Literacy Month aimed at raising awareness to manage funds

Cory Wilson Financial Literacy Month aimed at raising awareness to manage fundsBy Cory T. Wilson, Chair-elect, Mississippi Council on Economic Education; Attorney, Heidelberg Steinberger Colmer & Burrow.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has issued a proclamation designating April as Financial Literacy Month.

Chances are, I realize, the designation is probably not on your smart phone calendar, and it may not be the theme of many spring parties. But it merits attention and not just in April.

As millions of Americans endured the drudgery of filing their tax returns April 15, a few thoughts on financial literacy are in order. Of course, it takes more than a Master’s degree in finance to understand our byzantine tax code, so leave that to the accountants and the tax software folks for the moment. Financial Literacy Month is aimed at raising awareness of a problem more basic and epidemic. Read more…

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Financial Literacy: Preparing for Independence

By Max Isenberg, student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Education comes in all sorts of forms. In college, your main duty is to learn, be it in the classroom, through extra-curricular activities, or while hanging out with your friends. As a student, however, I have noticed things I never realized I needed to know. Living independently involves a lot of learning on the fly about what your parents once handled for you. Laundry, for example, was this nebulous process in which my mom turned my dirty, worn clothes into fresh clean ones; only when I had to run my first load in my dorm could I appreciate the nuances of the task. Read more…

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Teaching Opportunity – March 2013

Ensure your students learn real-world lessons by getting them involved in these fun activities, helping them calculate the cost of college, and teaching them to utilize the “economic way of thinking.”

In This Issue:

  • National Economics Challenge
  • Gen i Revolution
  • Teaching the News
  • This Day in History
  • Calculating the Cost of College
  • Quinoa Boom and an Economic Lesson

Read more…

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Teaching Opportunity – December 2012

In This Issue:

  • Reduced prices on some of CEE’s best teacher resources
  • 2013 National Economics Challenge updates
  • Featured resource: Advanced Placement Economics, 4th edition
  • Personal Finance Program for Young Learners
  • Use EconEdLink for free classroom lessons
  • 2012 McGraw-Hill Teaching Champions
  • Give a year-end donation today
  • Save the Date: The 52nd Annual Conference is October 3-5, 2013

Read more…

POSTED: December 13, 2012 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , ,

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