Challenge Grant

Teacher Sandra Wright Shares Why She Gives to CEE

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Hi, my name is Sandra Wright. When I was a new teacher (15 years ago!), CEE materials were on the cutting edge of educational best practices with accurate economic and financial content. It was so helpful to have lessons and activities that were grounded in sound economic thinking and pedagogy. Now as an experienced teacher, I still use the lesson plans and student resources in the Capstone Book, Economics in Action, and each edition of AP Economics. The lessons I used at the beginning of my career that helped foster student engagement with the economics content are the lessons I go back to semester after semester.

One former student said, “I realize not only that I can’t have everything, but also that I need to prioritize what I want so that I can make good decisions along the way to get me to where I want to be.”

CEE continues to help teachers close the gap between what students know about economics and finance, and what they need to know. They do this by educating the teachers: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers who instruct, inspire, and guide. I believe that CEE delivers the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of how to build fruitful lives to America’s young people.

Please join me in the effort to keep opportunity and optimism alive for America’s youth. And remember, all gifts received by June 30th will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $175,000.

Sincerely,

Sandra K. Wright, PhD
President
GATE (Global Association for Teachers of Economics)

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CEE’s $175,000 Matching Challenge Grant through June 30

Join in the effort to keep opportunity and optimism alive for America‘s youth. And, demonstrate your own financial literacy by taking full advantage of this matching grant opportunity! Donate today.
CEE closes the gap between what students know about economics and finance, and what they need to know. We do this by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide.

We depend on donors to continue to utilize the best educational technology, build new programs to meet evolving needs, and develop the most up-to-date resources. Thanks to the generosity of our donor, Scott Booth, and our Board Co-Chairman, Barry Haimes, all gifts received by June 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $175,000.

Here are some ways that you can invest in a brighter future for our kids:

  • $150 donation trains one teacher in interactive classroom learning activities. That teacher will reach 50-150 students each year.
  • $500 donation outfits a classroom with books and materials about earning, saving, investing and managing money.
  • $1,250 provides a full scholarship for a teacher to attend CEE’s highly regarded 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, where educators share best practices and receive training on new resources.

For more information, please contact Tarnisha Smart, Director of Development.

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CEE Report – Summer 2012

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Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

“We know that education is everything to our children’s future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world.”
-  President Barack Obama

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We met the $200,000 Challenge!

Thanks to our generous donors, CEE is proud to announce that we have met the $200,000 challenge.  The 2012 Challenge Grant, issued by one of our board members in early April, offered to match all gifts made between April 1 and June 30, dollar-for-dollar, up to $200,000. We are grateful for our board member’s generous gift, and for using it to encourage others to step forward and give.

All funds received help support our programs.  Drawing on the expertise of university professors, we develop and update K-12 learning materials with a strong interactive component. To bring these lessons into the classroom, teachers receive instruction in both content and pedagogy, earning professional development credit. Our curriculum is aligned to national standards in English and math, and with the voluntary national standards in economics (which we developed) and personal finance. Economics and finance are threaded into courses in math, history and even children’s literature, and offered at every level, from AP economics in high school to hands-on economics for the youngest learners.

There are always opportunities to assist CEE in reaching more teachers and students. If you would like to support CEE and its programs, make your gift today.

Thank you for supporting our work in economic and financial education of students and teachers.

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Teaching Opportunity – June 2012

CEE is pleased to provide you with Teaching Opportunity, our newsletter for educators. Each month we’ll provide new lessons, special promotions, news for teachers and tips for the classroom.

In This Issue:

  • Did you miss the 2012 Economics Challenge?
  • Join GATE today
  • Nominate a Teacher of the Year
  • New Teacher Resource: Entrepreneurship Economics
  • This Day in History
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Help us reach our $200,000 goal!

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Teaching Opportunity – May 2012

CEE is pleased to provide you with Teaching Opportunity, our newsletter for educators. Each month we’ll provide new lessons, special promotions, news for teachers and tips for the classroom. This week we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week! Many thanks for all the great work you do.

In This Issue:

  • Grants Available for High School Teachers
  • Teaching the News
  • This Day in History
  • 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
  • Congratulations to our Gen i Revolution contest winner!
  • Survey of the States
  • CEE Wins EIFLE Award
  • 2012 Challenge Grant

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