Federal Reserve

A Special Thank You to Chairman Bernanke for Your Teacher Town Hall

Dear Chairman Bernanke,

Thank you for spending time today with our country’s greatest asset – educators – who ensure the next generation of our children are prepared for the future.

Today’s ‘Conversation with the Chairman: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting’ was an important point of outreach to K-12 educators and organizations who are working each day to improve economics and financial literacy across the country. The Council for Economic Education is especially pleased to know that you believe in supporting educators who teach these life skills to our students, and that you recognize our dedication to instilling in young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance.

Thank you for bringing attention to the CEE’s work on the National Standards for Personal Finance, which will be released later this year. We are proud to work closely with experts from the Federal Reserve system on the development of these standards. It is an important project that will assist teachers in providing effective education to their students, and help school districts to implement a solid curriculum plan around personal finance.

We look forward to your continued support of financial literacy and economic education as we advance our delivery of educator resources, professional development and programs for K-12 educators.

Nan J. Morrison
President & CEO
Council for Economic Education

POSTED: August 7, 2012 | BY: nan | TAGS: , , , , , ,

Federal Reserve System Prepares Inventory of Archival Records; CEE’s Nan J. Morrison Works with Centennial Advisory Council to Launch Initiative

The Federal Reserve System has just announced plans to offer comprehensive, single-point access to its inventory of historical materials, a valuable resource for researchers, academics, and anyone interested in the chronicle of the nation’s central bank. The inventory will be the first of several initiatives surrounding the Federal Reserve’s double-centennial, with hundred-year anniversaries of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act and the opening of the Federal Reserve Banks in December 2013 and November 2014.

Overseeing the Federal Reserve’s centennial initiatives is the Centennial Advisory Council, comprised of 24 members from the public and private sectors. Working in conjunction with a planning committee chaired by Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, the Centennial Advisory Council will keep the budget for celebration and substantive work on-balance and conduct further educational outreach.  Council for Economic Education’s CEO and President Nan J. Morrison has been appointed as a member alongside honorary co-chairs Paul A. Volcker and Alan Greenspan.

The Federal Reserve inventory will identify materials that are currently available from a variety of sources, including the websites of the Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research, websites housed at universities, and private collections. It will also include information about material that is not yet available online but is currently being considered for digitization and posting. With improved web access to its texts, photographs, video and audio recordings, the Federal Reserve will enhance transparency, putting its archival records directly in the hands of the public.

As part of its efforts to expand the inventory, the Federal Reserve invites historians, scholars, and all interested members of the public to submit historical sources for inclusion that aren’t listed. The inventory and additional information about the Centennial are available at any of Federal Reserve Bank’s state websites and the official site of the Board of Governors.

POSTED: June 4, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , ,

The Federal Reserve’s Response to the Financial Crisis

Watch the video

Live today, March 27: Chairman Bernanke will discuss “The Federal Reserve’s Response to the Financial Crisis,” live at 12:45 p.m. ET.

The 50-minute lecture is part three of the four-part lecture series, “The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis,” airing March 20, 22, 27 & 29. On-demand video will be posted after each event.

More information, presentation materials, and on-demand video: www.federalreserve.gov/lectures

POSTED: March 27, 2012 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , ,

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