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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: , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – March 2014

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In This Issue:

  • Enter the Gen i Revolution Contest to Win up to $1000 for your classroom
  • Top 5 Reasons to Participate in the National Economics Challenge
  • GATE Merges with myEconEdLink.org
  • Tech for Teachers Have you tried these apps?
  • Most Accessed Lesson of the Month on EconEdLink.org
  • Discounted Book + PDF Bundles Now Available
  • NYSE Euronext Teachers Workshops (Summer 2014)

Read more…

POSTED: March 12, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Online Personal Finance Game Challenges Students to Create New Mission

Council for Economic Education’s Gen i Revolution Searches for the “Sweet 16th” Mission

gen i sweet sixteenth contest logo Online Personal Finance Game Challenges Students to Create New MissionNEW YORK, NY March 10, 2014 – This week, Council for Economic Education launches the Search for the Sweet 16th Contest, challenging students to create a brand new mission for the online personal finance game Gen i Revolution.

This is a team-based contest, and students can form teams consisting of up to five members. In order to be eligible for competition, each team must be sponsored by a teacher, and each submission must include both a written application and 60-second video. There will be two sets of prizes; one will be for the video submitted—the Viewers’ Choice Prize—and the second will be for the overall application—CEE’s Choice Prize. Read more…

POSTED: March 10, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

2013 National Economics Challenge featured on Channel One News

In a record-breaking year, 10,200 high school students, comprising 2,690 teams in 40 states, contended for a spot in the National Economics Championship in New York City. Finalist teams competed in the oral quiz bowl about complex economic concepts and theories of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and current events.

Iolani School, Honolulu, HI and Little Falls Community High School, Little Falls, MN placed first in their divisions to become the national champions of the 2013 National Economics Challenge.

Shelby Holliday of Channel One News in New York City attended the Championship, and you can watch the exciting coverage below.

channel one econ challenge feature 2013 National Economics Challenge featured on Channel One News

POSTED: June 3, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , ,

Econ Challenge Champs Receive Exciting Homecoming

Little Falls Community High School won for the second year in a row the National Championship title in the David Ricardo Division in the National Economics Challenge.

The winners, students Aaron Nilsen, Brian McNamara, Travis Spillum, and Eric Schmidt, and coach Tom Stockard, were welcomed home to Little Falls, Minnesota by a proud community and local press coverage.

“Little Falls represented Minnesota after winning first place in the state Economics Challenge competition, held April 7. It then advanced to the National Finals as one of the top four highest scoring teams at the National Semi-Finals competition, outpacing over 10,000 other students to win the all-expense paid trip to New York City.”

Read the full story here.

CEE wants to congratulate all of the winners at local, state and national levels. You can watch the National Championship Quiz Bowl here.

POSTED: May 22, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

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