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CEE in the News: Roger Ferguson Addresses Financial Literacy at National Convention

CEE invited two distinguished groups of panelists to both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to discuss a single topic: “Financial Literacy: Is Your State Part of the Problem—or the Solution?” but the untimely arrival of Hurricane Isaac led to a cancellation of the RNC event.   Hosted with our local affiliate, the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE), the DNC event went on as scheduled, advancing a bipartisan initiative to improve financial literacy education.

TIAA-CREF CEO Roger Ferguson addressed elected officials, state delegates and other influentials about the criticality of financial education during the panel discussion. The official press release from TIAA-CREF is featured on their webiste, and you can read the full version here.

POSTED: September 14, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , ,

Council for Economic Education Promotes Bipartisan Financial Literacy Initiative at Democratic National Convention

This year, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) made its debut appearance at one of the nation’s largest political forums, the Democratic National Convention (DNC).  CEE invited two distinguished groups of panelists to both the DNC and Republican National Convention (RNC) to discuss a single topic: “Financial Literacy: Is Your State Part of the Problem—or the Solution?” but the untimely arrival of Hurricane Isaac led to a cancellation of the RNC event.   Sponsored by Wells Fargo in conjunction with Fidelity and State Farm, and hosted alongside local affiliate North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE), the DNC event went on as scheduled, advancing a bipartisan initiative to improve financial literacy education. Read more…

POSTED: September 6, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE at the DNC: Solutions to improve financial literacy in our schools

It was full speed ahead to the Democratic National Convention, despite the cancellation of CEE’s policy luncheon at the Republican National Convention, where an esteemed panel of leaders in financial literacy gathered in the spirit of the upcoming election to discuss personal finance education.

Today’s speakers included: June Atkinson, Superintendent of Public Instruction, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction; Rodrick Banks, Wells Fargo; Pamela Everhart, Fidelity Investments; Roger Ferguson, President & CEO, TIAA-CREF; Nicole Lipp, Teacher, Garinger High School, Charlotte, NC; John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Ariel Investments; and Senator Josh Stein, North Carolina General Assembly.

North Carolina Senator Josh Stein called financial literacy a ‘social justice issue,’ and the panel speakers discussed the importance of personal finance in our nation’s schools.

POSTED: September 4, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

CEE at the RNC: In Spite of Hurricane Isaac, Still Making a Splash

Moving into peak election season, the Council for Economic Education decided to head down South for the Republican and Democratic Conventions, asking two separate panels to address the same issue: “Financial Literacy: Is Your State Part of the Problem—Or the Solution?”  While we’re still on track for Tuesday’s policy luncheon in Charlotte, Hurricane Isaac had other plans for us this past Monday, forcing us to call off our Tampa event.

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POSTED: August 31, 2012 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , ,

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