In Teaching Teens to Manage Money: It Takes a Nation to Raise a Financially Literate Generation, high school business teacher Kristine van der Hoeven discusses the benefits and challenges of teaching financial literacy. A former public accountant and financial manager, Ms. van der Hoeven describes how she brings financial literacy lessons to life in her classroom, and refers readers to her own “go-to” resources; among them, she cites the Council for Economic Education.
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How much emphasis do you think is placed upon financial literacy in your state? The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College has assigned a grade to each of the 50 states representative of their attempt to provide high school students with basic knowledge of personal finance.
The study was based upon CEE’s Survey of the States, a biennial reports that examines the status of economic education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to the scale used by CFL Champlain College, nearly 60 percent of states earned a ‘C’ or lower with many states only offering finance courses as electives.
Summer’s only halfway over, but teachers know that Fall is fast approaching—which means it’s time to start lesson planning. And with the roll-out of the new Common Core State Standards in practically every state, educators may be spending more time than usual figuring out a plan for the upcoming semester. Which is why CEE has created the new Common Core Alignment Tool for teachers, an online resource that correlates our economics and personal finance lessons to the Standards—and the media is buzzing about it.
Check out T.H.E. Journal’s article about our new online teacher resource:
And a recommendation from NPR: