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Incorporating Economics in the Elementary School Curriculum

By Kathleen O’Hagan, Special Representative at the UFT, Former 4th Grade Teacher, 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awardee Today’s public schools are tasked with so much to teach that it isn’t surprising that many essential skills are over-looked with the current focus on reading and math scores and standardized tests. What is often […]

POSTED: April 17, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , ,

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Nothing is More Powerful than Teaching Financial Literacy

By Darren Gurney, Economics Teacher, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY, 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awardee. As an educator, nothing is more powerful than teaching financial literacy. Having taught a variety of social studies topics during the past 18 years as a teacher, I know that financial literacy is as valuable […]

POSTED: April 16, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , ,

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It’s All About Implementation: Promising Results for State Financial Education Mandates

By J. Michael Collins, Ph.D., Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin-Madison The growing complexity of financial decisions facing American consumers has prompted an increased emphasis by policymakers on promoting financial education at all stages of life. One group of specific concern is young adults, as they have been shown to have particularly low levels […]

POSTED: April 15, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , ,

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Improved Financial Literacy Will Help Improve Financial Well-Being

By Tim Pawlenty, President/CEO of Financial Services Roundtable. Americans are increasingly responsible for their own financial security after retirement. Fixed payout pensions have largely given way to 401(k)s.  This transition brings new opportunities and challenges.  It also is another reason why financial literacy and education is more important than ever. Studies show many American workers […]

POSTED: April 14, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

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Money Math Mondays: Supply and Demand

It’s our second “Money Math Monday” and this week’s Bedtime Math problems show that demand is high for some crazy products—anyone need eyelashes for their car? Click here to see how Bedtime Math gets your kids thinking about supply and demand.     Check out these supply and demand lessons on       […]

POSTED: April 13, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta


Financial Literacy Month Highlights

April is Financial Literacy Month, and it’s a great opportunity to reflect on both how far we’ve come, and what challenges remain in 2015. Over the past 12 months, four states—and counting—have adopted CEE’s National Standards for Financial Literacy. This follows a period of slow to no growth as shown in CEE’s 2014 Survey of […]

POSTED: April 10, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , ,

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