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State Requirements Matter

 – J. Michael Collins, Ph.D., Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin-Madison Schools play a significant role in the lives of young people as they develop into independ­ent, capable members of communities. Starting at young ages, schools teach kids to be safe, to be healthy, to be civic-minded, and, at least in some states, to […]

POSTED: February 5, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson

CEE Report – Winter 2016

In This Issue: 2015 Visionary Awards: A Record-Breaking Year! Note from Nan Focus on the Mississippi Council on Economic Education 2015 Accomplishments 54th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference 2016 Survey of the States Released Over 100 Video-Entries for CEE’s Video Contest An Innovative Digital Assessment Tool to Track Students’ Progress Integrating Math and […]

POSTED: February 4, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

IN A STUDENT’S WORDS: Virginia’s Course “Gets an A in My Book” – Nicolas Jirinec, Chesterfield, VA

….AS A 2015 GRADUATING SENIOR WHO WAS REQUIRED to take [Virginia’s full-credit economics and personal finance course], I can attest firsthand to its practicality and necessity in today’s society. In fact, this class is very beneficial in teaching students about financing their future lives. The class taught us about the stock market, how it works […]

POSTED: February 4, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson

Virginia Leads the Charge in Preparing Students for Lifelong Financial Success - Daniel R. Mortensen, Executive Director, Virginia Council on Economic Education

During the Great Recession, while individuals, businesses, and policymakers nationwide were trying to determine ways to solve current and pressing problems, visionary leaders in Virginia were taking steps to help prevent a recurrence. In 2009, the Virginia Board of Education amended the high school graduation requirements to include a requirement that every student pass a […]

POSTED: February 3, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson

American Students Lack Financial Knowledge and Skills

In 2012, nearly 30,000 teenagers from 18 countries took part in the first large-scale international assessment of young people’s financial literacy. More than one in six students in the United States failed to reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy. Overall, American students fall in the middle of the pack globally. Visit our […]

POSTED: February 1, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson

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