The Council for Economic Education (CEE) hosted its 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Kansas City, MO last week. The conference had over 500 in attendance; 240 K-12 educators representing 38 states.
Attendees at the Opening Plenary Session were greeted with a special recorded video message from Chairman of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Ben Bernanke.
In addressing the K-12 teachers, industry thought-leaders and Federal Reserve partners, Chairman Bernanke praised the work of teachers in preparing students to make financial decisions for their own personal success, and in teaching the next generation to become informed citizens on which the country depends.
At the conference, CEE introduced the Voluntary National Content Standards in K-12 Personal Finance, providing a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade. Chairman Bernanke highlighted the importance of the collaboration between CEE and the Federal Reserve System on these standards.
In his summary to our attendees, Chairman Bernanke asked the educators to remember that the Federal Reserve System is a partner and a resource, and he thanked teachers for their dedication to our young people and their families.
The 51st Annual Conference received excellent coverage from across the country, including:
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