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Math in the Real World Is A Hit

The recent launch of Math in the Real World, our new teacher resource on EconEdLink, caught the attention of education bloggers at Getting Smart, giving it rave reviews:

“I was impressed by the seamless integration of both economics and mathematics content …. This is a great set of resources to encourage and support teachers in bridging the gap between content and life skills, and the comprehensive lesson plans allow teachers to jump right in with minimal planning on their part.”

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POSTED: February 27, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , ,

Financial Literacy’s Importance

Last month The Labor Department reported that unemployment rates have fallen in 42 states–another sign that the overall US economy is making a significant recovery. However, while the current gains in the economy are encouraging, financial literacy still needs to remain a top priority for national and state educators.

Many policy makers and organizations like CEE have been working to educate students about their personal finance for many years. But this last recession seems to have magnified the issue for many Americans.

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POSTED: February 24, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , ,

Stocks in the Future Teaches Kids Stock Market Basics

Many adults struggle to understand the basics of stock market investment. The next generation does not have to be so financially illiterate thanks to the efforts of the Stocks in the Future organization.

The organization provides middle-schools a financial investment program that rewards students with real money which the students then invest in companies like Coca-Cola and Facebook. When the students graduate they gain full ownership of their stock portfolios.

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POSTED: February 13, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , , ,

2014 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat

The Council for Economic Education hosted its 9th Annual Visionary Awards dinner last October. The dinner is an annual celebration honoring leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society.

The Visionary Awards Honorees were:

  • Richard G. Ketchum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FINRA;
  • Raymon W. McDaniel, Jr., President and Chief Executive officer, Moody’s Corporation;
  • Professor Christina D. Romer, Class of 1957 – Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley;
  • David Wessel, Director of The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at The Brookings Institution and Contributing Correspondent to The Wall Street Journal.

Master of Ceremonies Steve Liesman, CNBC Senior Economics Reporter, led the night’s Fireside Chat covering such topics as the United States’ road to recovery, the broader role banks will have in the economy, and the public perception of President Obama’s handling of the economy.

POSTED: February 10, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , , , ,

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: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , , ,

Council for Economic Education Honors Dr. Annamaria Lusardi with 2014 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award

Financial Literacy Pioneer Recognized for Extraordinary Work to Advance Awareness of Economic and Financial Education

WASHINGTON, DC (January 15, 2014) The Council for Economic Education is delighted to announce that Prof. Annamaria Lusardi of George Washington University (GW) will be honored with the 2014 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award, recognizing her extraordinary work to advance public awareness of the importance of economic and financial education.

A pioneer in the study of financial literacy, Prof. Lusardi is widely renowned for her Annamaria Lusardi Forbes Award 300x198 Council for Economic Education Honors Dr. Annamaria Lusardi with 2014 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Awardextraordinary contributions to the field. Among her numerous achievements, she designeda measurement of financial literacy that has been used in national surveys around the world, while her theoretical and empirical work has helped to make a compelling case for the cost and consequences of financial illiteracy. She has published many papers and two books on the topic of financial literacy and also edited special issues on financial literacy for the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance andNumeracy.           Read more…

POSTED: January 26, 2015 | BY: John Jones | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

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