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Statistics from CEE inspire mandatory personal finance course in Massachusetts

When CEE released the Survey of the States in early 2012, we supplemented the printed report with a website dedicated the state of financial and economic education, www.surveyofthestates.com.

Principal Julie Miller of Stoughton, MA, used statistics from CEE’s website when she went before the school committee to ask for a required personal finance course at Stoughton High School. Read more…

POSTED: February 19, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , ,

CEE’s Nan J. Morrison on The HuffPost Education Blog: Chicago Public Schools

Illinois has placed a high priority on the financial literacy of its students, as it was one of the first states to implement rigorous economic and personal finance standards. This semester, its largest city continues to raise the bar for school systems nationwide: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) introduces a dedicated personal finance course for 12th-graders with resources developed by CEE.

Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of CEE, outlines what this means for CPS and our nation’s students in her latest blog post on Huffington Post Education, “Chicago Public Schools Raise the Bar for Financial Education.”

Read the full blog post here.

POSTED: February 11, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Financial literacy necessary to survive personal cliff

James B. O’Neill, director of the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship, shared his views on the importance of financial literacy and how we can avoid the ‘personal cliff.’

In his piece for Delaware Online, O’Neill says that many adults “are faced with credit issues starting with simple goods and services and moving to the larger purchases of automobiles and homes.” Read more…

POSTED: February 4, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , ,

CEE in the News: Reality Check

Tennessee is one of only 14 states that require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to CEE’s Survey of the States biennial report.

“Reality Check,” a program sponsored by the Chattanooga, TN Chamber of Commerce, teaches ninth-grade students how to budget their money. The Chattanooga Times Free Press documented the one-day exercise in an effort to bring attention to the need for financial literacy in high school. Read more…

POSTED: January 23, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

PRWeek Announces 2013 Finalists, Including Burson-Marsteller and Discover Financial Services

PRWeek has announced the finalists for the PRWeek Awards 2013.

A group of more than 75 esteemed judges from across the public relations industry narrowed 800-plus entries to finalists in 35 categories. Christine Cea, Unilever’s marketing communications director, is serving as chair of judges for the awards program.

Burson-Marsteller and Discover Financial Services were nominated as a finalist in the Cause-Related Campaign of the Year category for Pathway to Financial Success: Bringing Financial Education to the Classroom.

CEE and Discover are working together to get financial education into high school curriculum. Discover launched the national program, Pathway to Financial Success, to raise awareness of the need for financial education, and to encourage its implementation in the classroom. As part of the program, Discover launched the public service announcement, supported by CEE, titled “Awkward Conversations,” (below) that humorously depicts the challenges parents have in talking to their teens about personal finance. The PSA drives consumers to www.awkwardconversations.org where they can find resources to get the financial education they need, at home and in the classroom.


awkward conversations video PRWeek Announces 2013 Finalists, Including Burson Marsteller and Discover Financial Services

POSTED: December 12, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

High school teachers can win a free Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation from H&R Block Dollars & Sense

As teachers, you know personal finance skills are critical to your students’ future success, but educating them in a way that is as intriguing as texting and gaming can be a challenge.

H&R Block Dollars & Sense, which provides personal finance curriculum and scholarships to high schools nationwide, has partnered with CEE to bring additional financial education resources to teachers across America, powered by Gen i Revolution, an online game that provides a fun and motivating learning environment for students. Read more…

POSTED: November 2, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , ,

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