As the national leader in the field of economic and financial literacy education, CEE works to promote legislation and education policies at the federal and state levels which will support high quality professional development programs for highly effective teachers, internationally competitive standards for student learning, and rigorous assessments and measurement criteria for both teachers and students that hold all schools accountable for achievement of all students. To achieve these goals, CEE works with like-minded organizations at the national level to leverage our strengths and those of our partners and build a stronger voice to advocate for better and greater school-based instruction in economics and financial literacy.
CEE works with members of Congress and government officials involved in economic and financial literacy efforts to stay abreast of the latest legislative and governmental priorities. CEE maintains close contact with the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capabilities and supports the Key Themes of PACFC to promote financial literacy for all Americans.
CEE strongly believes that economic knowledge and financial literacy are core skills for college and career readiness. All students deserve the opportunity to develop the economic way of thinking before graduating high school. In the long run, CEE strives for high school course requirements in economics and personal finance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We publish a biennial report, the Survey of the States, that brings attention to the critical importance of economics and personal finance education by documenting its status in the United States. At the state level, CEE works with affiliated state Councils to support advocacy efforts related to development and implementation of standards and course requirements.
2013 FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH (APRIL)
CEE has a robust program of events and outreach scheduled for 2013 Financial Literacy Month to promote personal finance education among K-12 teachers and students.
Tuesday, April 2
Financial Literacy in the Financial Capital of the World
New York City
CEE will kick-off Financial Literacy Month with a Policy Breakfast at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, April 2. This event will bring together leaders from business, education and government for a panel discussion on the state of financial literacy education in New York City. Confirmed speakers include Commissioner Jonathan Mintz, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs; Gerald Rosenfeld, Lazard, Ltd; and Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of CEE.
Thursday, April 11
Bi-partisan policy luncheon on Financial Literacy in the U.S. Senate
The event is co-sponsored by Senator Hagan (NC) and Senator Cochran (MS) and will focus on the role of public-private partnerships in bringing quality financial literacy instruction into our nation’s classrooms. The event builds on the success of our Presidential convention events, and allows us to engage both sides of the aisle in this important discussion.
Friday, April 26
Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill
The Council for Economic Education, in partnership with the Jump$tart Coalition and Junior Achievement USA, will celebrate the 11th annual Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill on April 26 in Washington, D.C. The event’s honorary co-chairs, U.S. Representative Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) and U.S. Representative Steven Stivers (R-OH), are scheduled to speak, along with other financial literacy dignitaries.
Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill, “Hill Day,” features an open-house exhibition of financial literacy products, programs, and initiatives by more than 60 individual participants from the business, financial, educational non-profit, trade association, academic and government sectors. Hill Day is free and open to the public; no registration is required.
Hill Day was introduced in 2003 by CEE, Junior Achievement, and the Jump$tart Coalition, with the office of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka serving as the original honorary host. The location of the event alternates each year between an office location on the House of Representatives side and the Senate side of “the Hill.”
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Financial Literacy Policy Luncheons
In 2012, CEE recognized leaders in financial literacy at the bipartisan luncheons presented in partnership with the North Carolina Council on Economic Education and the Florida Council on Economic Education. CEE invited two distinguished groups of panelists to both the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention to discuss a single topic: “Financial Literacy: Is Your State Part of the Problem—or the Solution?”.
Read the press release here.
Learn more about the esteemed panelists and host committees here.