For 16 years, I have had the privilege of being surrounded by financially literate people. My parents know how to handle their finances, and of course, make sure I do too. My family carries an entrepreneurial spirit through owning a couple of businesses and starting their own ventures. Because of this, I gained a business perspective when venturing through life. I have worked in various fields and noticed that with every field comes a certain expectation of financial literacy. When I interned at a law office, I realized how pertinent finance was in this industry. Without financial mastery, the business would be incapable of sustaining itself. I became aware of this at an early age in my life. However, I noticed that many Americans still struggle with financial literacy. Read more…
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.
In This Issue:
- Celebrate Financial Literacy Month, April 2014
- This car is going to cost me how much money???
- Gen i Revolution How-to Webinars Available
- Special Limited Time Offer on Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation
- Mark your calendar for CEE’s Annual Teacher Conference
US News & World Report references a recent study by H&R Block that reveals adults aren’t the only ones worrying about money. The survey of 13- to 17-year-olds shows that teens are worried about future student loan debt, gaining employment and maintain the standard of living from their childhood homes.
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…
This School Library Journal article discusses the Gen i Revolution Suite of games and the Search for the Sweet 16th contest, which asks students to create ideas for the game’s next mission.