Post Campaign Round Up: #MySavingsStory


Natalie Zfat Headshot 1 300x300 Post Campaign Round Up: #MySavingsStoryLast 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 designer Elie Tahari, best-selling author of Diary of A Wimpy KidJeff Kinney, entrepreneur Rosie Pope, President of the Richmond Fed, Jeffrey Lacker and others who shared what they’ve learned about the importance of financial literacy and saving.

Read Natalie’s post about the campaign and make sure to check out the compilation video with all the great advice!

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

Teaching Opportunity – December 2013

In This Issue:

  • Economic news and related lessons in ‘Teaching the News’
  • CEE partnering with AmazonSmile!
  • Watch CEE’s 2013 Overview Video
  • 2014 National Economics Challenge Important Dates
  • CCSS Alignment Tool at Work
  • Gen i Revolution — Free Online Personal Finance Game
  • Your gift does make a difference…
  • This Day in History
  • Financial Literacy Awards
  • Save the Date for CEE’s 2014 Annual Conference

Read more…

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CFPB Calls for Expanded Financial Education in Schools

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the whitepaper, “Transforming the Financial Lives of a Generation of Young Americans: Policy Recommendations for Advancing K-12 Financial Education” in April.

At a conference launching the white paper, CFPB Director Richard Cordray stated, “Financial education should be as fundamental as the education we are all required to receive in American history and government. We must be deliberate about pursuing financial education in our schools.” To that end, the whitepaper outlines five policy recommendations.  The Council for Economic Education supports all of these recommendations and has been working actively to promote many through our programs.

Recommendation 1: Introduce key financial education concepts early and continue to build on that foundation consistently throughout the K-12 school years.

CEE supports a spiraled curriculum approach and has lessons, curricula, and professional development programs for all grade levels from K-12. CEE and our affiliate the University of Illinois – Chicago Center for Economic Education are currently working with the Chicago Public Schools system on development and implementation of a spiraled personal finance curriculum culminating in a 12th grade capstone class.

In addition, CFPB encourages states to make a stand-alone financial education course a graduation requirement for high school students.

CEE works closely with our network of affiliates to advocate for high school course requirements in both economics and financial education.  CEE conducts a biennial Survey of the States to track requirements regarding standards, high school courses, and testing.  Currently 16 states require a course in personal finance for high school graduation, four of which are stand-alone courses. While we support stand-alone requirements for financial education, we believe these requirements should supplement, not supplant, course requirements in economics. Read more…

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FINRA Releases 2012 National Financial Capability Study

Overwhelming Majority of Americans Believe Financial Literacy Should be Taught in Schools

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) released the results of America’s State-by-State Financial Capability Survey. The survey findings are available at, which features an interactive map of the United States, and allows the public, policymakers and researchers to delve into and compare the financial capabilities of Americans across all 50 states and the nation as a whole.

The 2012 Survey asked respondents whether they thought financial education should be taught in schools. An overwhelming majority (89%) of respondents said yes, indicating strong support for increased school based financial education.  As of June 2013, only 16 states require that some sort of personal finance education be offered in high schools and only 15 states require that course for graduation. The Council for Economic Education is working with state affiliates to increase these numbers so that more students have exposure to this important topic as part of the required curriculum. Read more…

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CEE and PBD partner to provide teachers with the best materials and stellar customer service

CEE is pleased to announce that we have partnered with a new fulfillment center and warehouse, PBD Worldwide, to store and ship our educator resources.

You’ll see a revamped online store, easy-to-search menus and improved online tracking with a new log in feature.

With the 2013 school year coming to an end, now is the perfect time to stock up on CEE resources such as the new 4th edition of Advanced Placement Economics, the revised Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation, and every educator’s favorite personal finance suite of products, Financial Fitness for Life.

Place your order today and leave a comment below letting us know how it goes!

We’re looking forward to a great relationship with PBD. Thanks for shipping out our first order!

CEE first order with PBD CEE and PBD partner to provide teachers with the best materials and stellar customer service

POSTED: June 4, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

CEE in the News: Leading the Way in Teaching Children About Personal Finance

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently highlighted top organizations that are leading the way when it comes to teaching our nation’s children about personal finance, despite the experts that imply the country is not doing a good job teaching financial literacy skills.

CEE, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability’s Money as Your Grow website were highlighted for their proactive approaches to improving financial literacy among the youth.

Read the full article here.

POSTED: May 29, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , ,

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