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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: admin | 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: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Chicago Public Schools Kick Off New Semester with New Personal Finance Curriculum Developed by the Council for Economic Education

Capstone Course of Financial Literacy Framework Equips Students With Necessary Real-World Skills

For many years, Illinois has placed a high priority on the financial literacy of its students, as 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 the Council for Economic Education (CEE). Read more…

POSTED: January 14, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

CEE in the News: Why Teens Fail at Managing Money

CEE’s Survey of the States is often referenced in articles such as this one from MSN Money, ‘Why Teens Fail at Managing Money.’ Findings from the Survey show that over the last two years, economics and personal finance requirements to graduate high school are slowing and in some cases moving backwards.

Today’s student loan debt is more than the national credit card debt, and if students continue to graduate high school and college without financial literacy, both numbers could continue to climb exponentially.

Read the complete story here, and leave your comments below.

POSTED: January 7, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

CEE’s Nan J. Morrison on The Huffington Post Education Blog

With each new year, we ponder the past and prepare for the future. Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of CEE, looks ahead for our nation’s students in her latest blog post on Huffington Post Education, “To a Happier New Financial Year: Smart Decision-Making Begins in the Classroom.”

Read the full blog post here.

POSTED: January 2, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Winners of “Save Out Loud” Contest

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign today named the four Grand Prize Winners of its nationwide “Save Out Loud” Contest, which captured savings stories from students and families across the country. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios will pay a virtual video visit to the winners’ schools to recognize their achievements.

CEE’s President & CEO Nan J. Morrison was one of the official contest judges, along with Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States; Van Zeck, Commissioner emeritus, Bureau of the Public Debt, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Beth Kobliner, financial journalist and member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability; and David Mancl, Director, Office of Financial Literacy, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions; State of Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition Leader. Read more…

POSTED: December 12, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

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