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Putting Personal Finance in Perspective

BrianPage1 Putting Personal Finance in PerspectiveBy Brian Page, Personal Finance and Economics Teacher; Teacher Advisory Chair for the Council of Economic Education.

Our children should be the compass to guide our education policy decisions.

Personal finance is a topic that provides students with the tools and concepts to live a happier life. We know personal wellness is impacted by financial stress. Financial stress causes…

  • sleep deprivation
  • strain in personal relationships with friends and spouses
  • weight gain and further health problems
  • an adverse impact to worker productivity

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POSTED: April 2, 2014 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Happy 60th Anniversary ICEE

Indiana Council for Economic Education logo Happy 60th Anniversary ICEEICEE is celebrating 60 years in 2014. Jeff Sanson, Executive Director at the Indiana Council for Economic Education had the chance to sit down recently with a local public media radio station, WBAA, to discuss ICEE’s past, present and future. You can listen to the interview here.

POSTED: April 2, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | 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 In The News: Teens Are Stressed Over Money

US News & World Report references a recent study by H&R Block that reveals adults aren’t the only ones worrying about money. The survey of 13- to 17-year-olds shows that teens are worried about future student loan debt, gaining employment and maintain the standard of living from their childhood homes.

The article cites CEE’s 2014 Survey of the States which found that most public school students do not take an economics or personal finance course. Our game, Gen i Revolution was highlighted as a tool to be used to bridge the gap in financial literacy.

POSTED: April 1, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , , ,

New Survey Findings Show Financial Literacy Lagging in K-12 Public Schools

Council for Economic Education Offers Teacher and Student Resources for Financial Literacy Month

NEW YORK, NY April 1, 2014 – Since 2003, the US has recognized April as Financial Literacy Month, shining a spotlight on the importance of personal finance and economic education. And yet, a new survey from the Council for Economic Education (CEE) reveals slow to no growth in K–12 personal finance and economic education in public schools. According to the Council for Economic Education’s 2014 Survey of the States, a majority of the public school students in the United States still are not exposed to economics or personal finance education despite the lessons of the recent recession. Read more…

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

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