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Meet the 2014 National Economics Challenge State Finalists

The 2014 National Economics Challenge is off to an exciting start, State Finalists have earned their titles this week. State Economics Challenge winners will advance to the National Semifinals, from which the top 4 scoring teams and their coach, in each division, win an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the National Finals. 

Check out the photos of the State Finalists here

ADAM SMITH DIVISION (AP, IB and honors students)
Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL
BASIS- Oro Valley, Oro Valley, AZ
Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, CA
Boulder High School, Boulder, CO
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Nova High School, Davie, FL
Marist School, Atlanta, GA
Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
Meridian High School, Meridian, ID
Willowbrook High School, Villa Park, IL
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
Iowa City West High School, IA
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KA
Mt. Hebron High, Ellicott City, MD
Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
International Academy-Okma campus, Bloomfield Hills, MI
St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights, MN
Ocean Springs High School, Ocean Springs, MS
St. Joseph Central High School, St. Joseph, MO
Bozeman High School, Bozeman, MT
Millard North, Omaha, NE
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hil, NC
Fargo South High School, Fargo, ND
Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, OH
Edmond North High School, Edmond, OK
Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA
Lexington High School, Lexington, SC
McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX
Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA
St. George’s School, Spokane, WA
Brookfield Central High School, Brookfield WI

DAVID RICARDO DIVISION (single semester general economics students)
Spain Park High School, Hoover, AL
Seton Catholic Preparatory, Chandler, AZ
Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA
Monarch High School, Louisville, CO
Royal Palm Beach Community High School, Royal Palm Beach, FL
Starr’s Mill High School, Fayetteville, GA
Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
Grace High School, Grace, ID
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, IA
Gardner Edgerton High School, Gardner, KA
Mt. Hebron High, Ellicott City, MD
The Groton School, Groton, MA
Novi High School, Novi, MI
Little Falls Community High School, Little Falls, MN
Madison Central High School, Madison, MS
Hannibal Career and Technical Center, Hannibal, MO
Park High School, Livingston, MT
Bellevue East, Bellevue, NE
West-Windsor Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Jamestown High School, Jamestown, ND
Gahanna Lincoln High School, Gahanna, OH
Enterprise High School, Enterprise, OR
Souderton Area High School, Souderton, PA
Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC
Memphis University School, Memphis, TN
DeBakey High School, Houston, TX
Dominion High School, Sterling, VA
Tahoma High School, Covington, WA
Deadweight Winners / Germantown High School, Germantown, WI

Congratulations to the State Finalists, good luck in the next round!

POSTED: April 11, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS:

Financial Literacy Month 2014 – Kick Off

Nan J. Morrison Financial Literacy Month 2014 – Kick OffAs all of you know, April is no longer “the cruelest month”; it is now financial literacy month!

All of us at CEE are enthusiastic about our plans to celebrate the progress being made in financial and economic literacy and the chance to involve all of you. The 2014 Survey of the States found that only 17 states require a course including personal finance for high school graduation. Those 17 states represent only about 40% of the U.S. population.  That’s a huge gap and we need to close it.  We must expand our high school curricula and then provide our teachers with the tools they need to help students develop these essential real-world skills.

Throughout the month of April, we will share the perspectives here of some of our nation’s most important financial, corporate, and political leaders on the need for and importance of financial and economic literacy. Look out for essays from great guest bloggers, such as:

Carolyn Berkowitz, Managing VP of Community Affairs at Capital One and President of Capital One Foundation

Representative Rubén Hinojosa, 15th District of Texas

Jeff Lacker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and CEE Board Member

David J. Cowen, President & CEO of American Finance Museum and Co-Chair of the International Federation of Finance Museums

Fisher Derderian, Sophomore at The King’s College and CEE Intern

Dan Kadlec, journalist

Brian Page, 2011 Ohio Department of Education Milken National Educator Recipient

Richard Fischer, President & CEO of the Federal Bank of Dallas

Senator Jack Reed, Rhode Island

Beth Kobliner, President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.

Representative Matt Cartwright, 17th District of Pennsylvania

And more!

At the end of the month, I will share my thoughts on these experiences. And I hope that you will share some of your experiences with us here.

We know that financial literacy changes the way people see the world and their roles in it. Together, we can make a difference.

Nan J. Morrison
President & CEO
Council for Economic Education

POSTED: April 1, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS:

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. Read more…

POSTED: March 6, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , ,

Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part Eight

Alan B Krueger Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part EightThis is the eighth in an eight-part series of CEE’s Economist Spotlight with Dr. Alan B. Krueger.

Dr. Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Wilson School at Princeton University and former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is the author of the newly published textbook, Explorations in Economics. In this spotlight series, Alan will address topical issues including unemployment benefits, increased job growth, minimum wage legislation, investment in human capital, and more.

The interviews were conducted by 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champions Awardees, Kathleen Brennan and Saji James. Read more…

POSTED: March 3, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part Seven

Alan B Krueger Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part SevenThis is the seventh in an eight-part series of CEE’s Economist Spotlight with Dr. Alan B. Krueger.

Dr. Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Wilson School at Princeton University and former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is the author of the newly published textbook, Explorations in Economics. In this spotlight series, Alan will address topical issues including unemployment benefits, increased job growth, minimum wage legislation, investment in human capital, and more.

The interviews were conducted by 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champions Awardees, Kathleen Brennan and Saji James. Read more…

POSTED: February 27, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

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