CEE in the News

CEE In the News: New Financial Magazine “Your $” Teaches Kids the Importance of Saving

This week, CEE was all over the national news, with multiple articles appearing in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal:

CNBC’s Jean Chatzky, Time and PwC announced the launch of a new publication called Your $, a financial literacy-focused magazine geared toward middle schoolers. New York Times sought out experts in the industry to comment, including our CEO Nan J. Morrison.  To read the full article and see what Nan has to say, click here.

While the Wall Street Journal cited CEE’s Survey of the States not once, but twice: here and here.

POSTED: February 6, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE in the News: Rhode Island Adopts CEE’s National Standards for Financial Literacy

rhode island CEE in the News: Rhode Island Adopts CEEs National Standards for Financial LiteracyLast month, Rhode Island became the fourth state in the US to adopt the Council for Economic Education’s National Standards for Financial Literacy—and in part, it’s thanks to the efforts of one group of students who decided to make a difference.

Click here to read more about these East Greenwich students, and how they, along with Rhode Island Council for Economic Education’s President Margaret Brooks, raised the bar for financial literacy in their state.

To read additional media coverage click here and here.

Rhode Island joins Florida, Alabama and Oklahoma in adopting CEE’s standards as the basis for Financial Literacy education in their state.

POSTED: December 4, 2014 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , ,

CEE Conference in the News

The 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education 2014 conference small CEE Conference in the NewsConference in Dallas earned media mentions from publications across the country. Here are some highlights:

  • Professor Alan Krueger, Princeton University, was our plenary keynote speaker; he was joined by CNBC.com’s Kelli Grant for a lively Q&A.

POSTED: October 23, 2014 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Dallas is Buzzing About CEE’s Upcoming Conference

CEE’s Annual Financial and Economic Literacy Conference kicks off in Dallas this Wednesday, and the media is already starting to buzz about our exciting speakers and sessions. The Dallas Morning News spoke with our CEO and President Nan J. Morrison and Laura Ewing, chief executive of the Texas Council on Economic Education, about the importance of teacher training to improving students’ financial literacy, and what we are doing to move the needle. Click here for the full article.

POSTED: October 6, 2014 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , ,

Financial education a priority in Iowa

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Dive Brief:

  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is considering recommendations made by a team reviewing the state’s current financial literacy courses.
  • One suggestion was updating the state’s current standards so that the financial literacy benchmarks would be clearer and more appropriate for measuring mastery. Until these revisions are made, educators will continue having flexibility in how financial literacy is taught.
  • Iowa is one of only a handful of states that require financial literacy courses.

Dive Insight:

According to the Council for Economic Education, while all 50 states and the District of Columbia include economics in their K–12 standards, less than half make economics a required course for graduation. More specifically, only 17 require students to take personal finance courses. While educators spend a lot of energy on STEM courses and other technologies of the future, it would seem equally important to discuss money with students. Not only is money management a necessary adult skill, but poverty can contribute greatly to achievement levels. Schools have an opportunity to teach skills that students may not be receiving at home, but could make a massive difference in curbing generational monetary mismanagement.

As Branstad explained, “Financial skills are essential. Which is why they are included in Iowa’s academic standards. We know our children need to be financially literate in order to have a bright and successful future.”

Recommended Reading

The Miami Herald : Iowa officials seek to improve financial teaching

POSTED: September 18, 2014 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , ,

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