The Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award honors teachers in the New York Metropolitan area who have displayed excellence and innovation in their classrooms while teaching economics and personal finance. Kathleen Brennan is such a teacher and is one of the recipients of this year’s award. CEE sought to find out more about Kathleen and her teaching career. See what she had to say… Read more…
CEE Honors New York Metro Area Top Economic Educators with 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards
This month, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) will honor three outstanding educators in the New York metropolitan area with the Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards. These teachers have distinguished themselves by raising the bar for economic education, and will receive the Sloan Award at CEE’s annual Visionary Awards gala on October 22. Read more…
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“When we do not teach children about personal finance—about managing household budgets, saving for the future, or making informed decisions about larger investments in an education or a home—we are failing them in a shameful and costly way.
The United States cannot continue to miss the mark on the importance of financial education. Other developed countries around the world—including Australia and the United Kingdom, most recently—now require such instruction in their schools. We cannot afford to fall behind, and to fail our young people, in this fundamental respect. Our democratic system rests on the effective operation of a free market economy.”
- Richard Cordray
Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, FINRA
Investor Education Conference, May 29, 2013
In This Issue
CEE’s NYC/Metropolitan Center for Economic and Financial Education
Note from Nan
The Texas Council on Economic Education
New Board Member: At a Glance
Vantage Point: Economic Perspectives from Wall Street Women
Thanks to You, CEE Exceeded Its 2013 Spring Appeal Goal
Join CEE’s Young Executive Council
The 2013 CEE Visionary Awards
CEE Seeks Applications from NY Metro-Area Educators for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards
The Council for Economic Education recognizes excellence in economic education by honoring three outstanding educators from the New York Metropolitan area with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award.
This award promotes economic education at the K-12 level by recognizing and honoring teachers who effectively deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results.
The entries must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm ET on July 15, 2013.
Materials to submit:
• Answers to all online questions
• Two lessons
• Three letters of recommendation
Applicants must teach in one of the twelve New York State counties (New York, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess), eight New Jersey counties (Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Monmouth), or the two Connecticut counties (Fairfield and New Haven).
This award is open to teachers of all subjects, not just teachers of economics. Applicants must demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching. Teachers will not have had to participate in previous CEE training to be eligible. All K-12 certified teachers from public, private or parochial schools may enter, and you must have taught in the classroom during the 2012-2013 school year.
AWARDEES WILL RECEIVE:
• A cash award of $5,000.
• A cash award for their school of $2,500 to support economic and financial education.
•Recognition at CEE’s Visionary Awards in NYC on October 22, 2013.
•A scholarship to attend the 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Baltimore, MD, October 3-5, 2013.
For more information, including selection criteria and entry requirements, and to enter, please visit the website and complete the online form.
Live Webinar: The Nation’s Report Card: Economics 2012, Grade 12
April 24, 2013, at 11 am EDT
Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of CEE, was an adviser on the project, and she will take part in the webinar.
Are American students equipped to negotiate economic realities?
With constant changes in the housing, job, and stock markets, not to mention international trade, American students more than ever need to know how our economy connects with the world around us. As tomorrow’s consumers, investors, and voters, are students equipped to interpret financial news, make decisions about negotiating a college loan, and understand how economic policies affect their wallets?
The Nation’s Report Card: Economics 2012, Grade 12 reveals how well 12th-grade students know and apply the concepts of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade in real-world contexts, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Join the National Assessment Governing Board for a webinar exploring the results of this timely report. Webinar panelists include Nan J. Morrison, CEE’s President and CEO; and Edward Alvarez, Assistant Principal, Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Education High School, who was honored at the 2012 Visionary Awards as one of CEE’s Teacher Champions.