Economics

Economics, Finance Classes Lagging for Public School Students

Council for Economic Education’s 2014 Survey of the States Reveals Slow to No Growth

NEW YORK, NY February 12, 2014 – 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, a new survey shows. Read more…

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

Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part Two

Alan B Krueger Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part TwoThis is the second in an eight-part series of CEE’s Economist Spotlight with Dr. Alan B. Krueger.

Dr. Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Wilson School at Princeton University and former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is the author of the newly published textbook, Explorations in Economics. In this spotlight series, Alan will address topical issues including unemployment benefits, increased job growth, minimum wage legislation, investment in human capital, and more.

The interviews were conducted by 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champions Awardees, Kathleen Brennan and Saji James. Read more…

POSTED: February 11, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part One

Alan B Krueger Economist Spotlight: Interview with Alan B. Krueger, Part OneThis is the first in an eight-part series of CEE’s Economist Spotlight with Dr. Alan B. Krueger.

Dr. Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Wilson School at Princeton University and former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is the author of the newly published textbook, Explorations in Economics. In this spotlight series, Alan will address topical issues including unemployment benefits, increased job growth, minimum wage legislation, investment in human capital, and more.

The interviews were conducted by 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champions Awardees, Kathleen Brennan and Saji James. Read more…

POSTED: February 5, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

Watch CEE’s New 2013 Overview Video

From the time it was founded in 1948, Council for Economic Education has made it its mission to deliver economic education and financial literacy to K–12 students nationwide. CEE’s unique way of “educating the educators” has proven successful with both teachers and students. In this video, we take a look at the past 65 years and reflect on how far we have come.

With affiliates in every state, Council for Economic Education is able to reach a tremendous number of educators—over 55,000 in 2012—and the students they teach. In this overview, you’ll hear accounts from Helen Roberts, Director, University of Illinois-Chicago Center for Economic Education along with educators and students, of how personal finance is being implemented in their schools; and notably, how the coursework has boosted students’ confidence in finance.

Since its inception, CEE has been integral to educating K–12 students on economics and personal finance—we look forward to even greater progress in the next 65 years (and more) to come.

cee 2013 overview video Watch CEE’s New 2013 Overview Video

POSTED: November 13, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , ,

CEE in the News: Moneyland Column

In his Time Moneyland column, Dan Kadlec raises an interesting point about financial education–that too many resources scattered in different places may in fact be overwhelming. Which is why standardization is key–like the Council for Economic Education’s new Financial Literacy Standards that “transcend state borders.” Read the full article here for Dan’s perspective.

POSTED: October 11, 2013 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , ,

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