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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: , , , , , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – February 2014

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In This Issue:

  • The State of K-12 Economic and Financial Education in the U.S.
  • CEE Now Accepting Proposals for 53rd Annual Conference
  • Mobile Phones Matter
  • Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger
  • Gen i Revolution – Finance Fun for Brooklyn Tech Students
  • This Day in History
  • How to Get Involved in your State’s Economics Challenge

Read more…

POSTED: February 7, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , ,

Introducing New Resource Finder on EconEdLink

econedlink lesson finder tool Introducing New Resource Finder on EconEdLinkYou may have noticed that EconEdLink looks a little different this week—that’s because we’ve given the site an upgrade, adding a new search feature making it even easier to find free economics and personal finance resources. Now, for the first time on EconEdLink, you can search by the National Standards for Financial Literacy to find online, print, interactive and video resources. We have correlated our content to state-specific personal finance and economic standards and are well underway in the process of aligning our lessons to the Common Core State Standards. All of this makes relevant lessons easier to find—and saves busy teachers valuable time!

Now, users can search for resources by:

  • Keywords
  • Lesson Type
  • Author
  • State Standards
  • National Standards for Financial Literacy
  • Common Core State Standards

The Resource Finder was created through the generous support of 1st Financial Bank.

Click here to check out the new and improved EconEdLink Resource Finder!

POSTED: January 30, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS:

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