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NAF Finance Academies Receive Curriculum Boost from CEE

National Academy Foundation (NAF) is collaborating with the Council for Economic Education to strengthen NAF’s Academies of Finance and ensure all students receive a financial literacy education that they deserve.

The Academy of Finance (AOF) connects high school students with the world of financial services, offering a curriculum that covers banking and credit, financial planning, international finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics.

Through this collaboration:

  • NAF academies will gain access to CEE lessons that align with AOF curriculum.
  • CEE subject matter experts will conduct an industry validation review of the AOF student certification and assessment process that, once completed and approved, will lead to CEE validation.
  • CEE will provide professional development on using their lessons at NAF Next.

CEE is pleased to collaborate with NAF to ensure America’s young people receive a solid financial literacy education contextualized in a broad knowledge of economics.

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CEE’s Nan J. Morrison on The HuffPost Education Blog: Chicago Public Schools

Illinois has placed a high priority on the financial literacy of its students, as it was one of the first states to implement rigorous economic and personal finance standards. This semester, its largest city continues to raise the bar for school systems nationwide: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) introduces a dedicated personal finance course for 12th-graders with resources developed by CEE.

Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of CEE, outlines what this means for CPS and our nation’s students in her latest blog post on Huffington Post Education, “Chicago Public Schools Raise the Bar for Financial Education.”

Read the full blog post here.

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Economics Arkansas named finalist in 25th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Economics Arkansas, an affiliate of the CEE network, has been named a finalist for the 25th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards in the Nonprofit Organization by the Arkansas Business Publishing Group.

The nomination comes on the heels of their 50th Anniversary—a milestone organization reached thanks to the contributions of the many educators, board members, volunteers, friends, communities and representatives from business, commerce, civics, labor and agriculture who have supported their efforts since 1962.

The nomination honors Economics Arkansas‘ mission to promote economic literacy in Arkansas.

Winners will be announced at an awards banquet on Tuesday, February 26, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, AR. You can read the full news release here.

Learn more about Economics Arkansas in this video:

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POSTED: February 1, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

Featured CEE Affiliate – EconomicsPennsylvania

EconomicsPennsylvania (EconPA), with continued collaboration from the local Centers for Economic Education, trained over 500 teachers in 2012, and will continue outreach efforts in 2013.

New partnerships are leading the way for increased outreach to the state’s students. EconPA and Bloomsburg University launched the inaugural Youth Entrepreneurial Experience Camp last year. Thirty-one students from across the state engaged in a 3-day intensive program to learn about business and entrepreneurial skills in a competition.  The camp was an all-expense paid venture for the students, and the top performers received a year of start-up capital and support; both winners have launched their ventures.

EconPA also partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to host Youth Entrepreneurial Challenge Days, as well as hosting a Day of Learning with Lincoln Financial and Temple University’s Fox Business School for Title I Schools in Philadelphia.

Local students received attention as Pennsylvania was home to the first
place national team in the 2012 Capitol Hill Challenge, Lewisburg High
School, which dedicates much of their staff and resources to participating
in the various programs that EconPA offers (photo below).

A major success of EconPA stems from the network of Centers located at universities, school district offices, business corporate centers and local banks for program delivery—ensuring trainers are at ground level to train educators. EconPA continues to raise the stakes for economic and personal finance requirements by working with state legislatures and education specialists such as Michael MacDowell, Managing Director of the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation and CEE Board member, who was asked by PA Governor Corbett to serve on a task force on post-secondary education.

EconPA was featured in CEE’s Winter 2013 CEE Report; download the newsletter to learn more about their efforts with students and teachers.

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2012 Capitol Hill Challenge winners (l-r) Brett Clark Lewisburg High School student; Mark
DiRocco, Lewisburg Area School District Superintendent; Daniel Cole, Lewisburg High School student.

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Chicago Public Schools Kick Off New Semester with New Personal Finance Curriculum Developed by the Council for Economic Education

Capstone Course of Financial Literacy Framework Equips Students With Necessary Real-World Skills

For many years, Illinois has placed a high priority on the financial literacy of its students, as one of the first states to implement rigorous economic and personal finance standards. This semester, its largest city continues to raise the bar for school systems nationwide: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) introduces a dedicated personal finance course for 12th-graders with resources developed by the Council for Economic Education (CEE). Read more…

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PRWeek Announces 2013 Finalists, Including Burson-Marsteller and Discover Financial Services

PRWeek has announced the finalists for the PRWeek Awards 2013.

A group of more than 75 esteemed judges from across the public relations industry narrowed 800-plus entries to finalists in 35 categories. Christine Cea, Unilever’s marketing communications director, is serving as chair of judges for the awards program.

Burson-Marsteller and Discover Financial Services were nominated as a finalist in the Cause-Related Campaign of the Year category for Pathway to Financial Success: Bringing Financial Education to the Classroom.

CEE and Discover are working together to get financial education into high school curriculum. Discover launched the national program, Pathway to Financial Success, to raise awareness of the need for financial education, and to encourage its implementation in the classroom. As part of the program, Discover launched the public service announcement, supported by CEE, titled “Awkward Conversations,” (below) that humorously depicts the challenges parents have in talking to their teens about personal finance. The PSA drives consumers to www.awkwardconversations.org where they can find resources to get the financial education they need, at home and in the classroom.


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