Economic Education

CEE In The News: Expert Stresses Need for Kids to be Taught Personal Finance

In this article CEE’s President and CEO Nan Morrison stresses the need for children to receive proper financial education at school. Studies have shown that many children learn about personal finance from their parents,  yet many parents are not properly equipped to to teach their children.

The 2014 Survey of the States found that very few states require courses in personal finance. Morrison calls upon parents to speak with teachers and principals about financial education in the curriculum and to learn about money with their children.

POSTED: April 16, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , ,

CEE In The News: Financial Education For Kindergartners

A CNBC article discusses President Obama’s recent proclaimation that April is National Financial Capability Month and his reestablishment of the Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. The spotlight is on financial literacy, however it is not taught in most schools.

The 2014 Survey of the States found that few schools in the nation required courses in personal finance and even fewer required students to be tested on the concepts. The president’s advisory council aims to make vast improvements to financial education across the nation.

POSTED: April 15, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , ,

CEE In The News: Teaching Financial Literacy to Middle Schoolers

In this article from Edutopia, Brian Page, high school personal finance & economics teacher and CEE Teacher Advisory Chair, highlights resources to help teachers impart  financial literacy lessons to middle school students. 

CEE’s Gen i Revolution game is one featured resource. Page explains it is an opportunity for students to collaborate and think critically to make financial decisions, mirroring skills they will need to master in adult life.   

POSTED: April 9, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , ,

Increasing Financial Literacy to Address the Student Loan Debt Crisis

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By: United States Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

April is an exciting time for high school seniors. Graduation is just around the corner and college acceptance letters are rolling in, and with them an overwhelming sense of possibility and anticipation for students, along with a measure of joy and worry for parents.

Getting into college is an admirable achievement, but paying for college is a long-term commitment.

Indeed, according to the Project on Student Debt, 71% of college seniors who graduated last year had some form of student loans to pay back, with an average of $29,400 per borrower. Read more…

POSTED: April 9, 2014 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

CEE In The News: Teaching Financial Literacy So It Sticks

A recent article in the Dallas News questions the most effective method for teaching financial literacy to students. Mary Blanusa, CEE’s Vice President of Government Affairs & Partnership Projects said, “we found that what works is using an active learning method and really engaging the students through simulations, through activities, that are delivered in the classroom by a well-trained teacher.” See the full article here.

POSTED: April 8, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , ,

Advocating for Our Children’s Future

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By David Nelms, Chairman & CEO of Discover Financial Services

Financial education in school, coupled with regular money discussions at home, is necessary to help students become knowledgeable about money, establish good financial habits and avoid the economic pitfalls that can derail them from achieving their goals. As parents, teachers and community and business leaders, we are accountable for providing young people with access to academic instruction and life skills training. When we fail to do so, we deprive them of the knowledge they need to make good financial decisions that have lasting implications to their futures. Read more…

POSTED: April 8, 2014 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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