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CEE Asks Students ‘What Should the Next President Do to Improve the Economy?’

With elections just a few weeks away, the race for the Presidency couldn’t be any tighter—and the economy may very well be the deciding factor.  We’ve heard what the candidates have to say, but perhaps we could learn a thing or two from the next generation of voters.  CEE gave students a chance to weigh in on the economy, holding a Facebook video contest asking K-12 students, “What Should the Next President Do to Improve the Economy?”

We received submissions from classrooms all over the country presenting their best ideas in a minute or less.  At least one winner will receive the “Economists’ Choice” award, determined by a panel of prominent economists; and it’s up to our Facebook fans to choose the “Viewers’ Choice” recipient.  Prizes include $25 iTunes gift cards for student(s) with the winning video and a $500 American Express gift card for their teacher and classroom.

Here are some ideas to take advantage of these insightful videos:
•    Host “viewing parties” to watch and discuss several different submissions
•    Run a school assembly to present your videos to schoolmates

Thanks to all of the teachers and students who entered.  You used this contest as an opportunity to discuss the importance of the economy, and the role it plays this election season.

VOTE for your favorite video once each day until Tuesday, October 23, 3:00pm EST.

POSTED: October 16, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , ,

CEE’s Contest for K-12 Teachers and Students: Example Video

CEE’s video contest is open for entries! We’re asking students in kindergarten through 12th grade for the best economic advice they can give our new President. Teachers should record one student, or a group of students, answering the question “What Should the Next President do to Improve the Economy?

Download a word doc of the rules and FAQ here.

Check out our sample video of a young student giving his economic advice to the next President:


video contest sample video CEE’s Contest for K 12 Teachers and Students: Example Video

Enter your video today! This contest is hosted on Facebook, therefore teachers who want to enter the contest will need access to Facebook. Not all schools allow access to Facebook, so please plan accordingly by uploading your video to Facebook via a computer not associated with your school.

We’ve extended the deadline to enter!

Video Submission Period
Opens: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00a.m. ET
Closes: Monday, October 15, 2012, 11:59p.m. ET
 
Public Voting Period
Starts: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:00a.m. ET
Ends: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 3:00p.m. ET
 

Email us with any questions at Electionvideo@councilforeconed.org.

POSTED: September 25, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , ,

Teachers and Students: Tell us ‘What Should the Next President do to Improve the Economy?’

This election season, CEE is holding a video contest asking students in kindergarten through 12th grade, via their teachers, for the best economic advice they can give our new President. Teachers should record one student, or a group of students, answering the question “What Should the Next President do to Improve the Economy?”

Enter your video today! This contest is hosted on Facebook, therefore teachers who want to enter the contest will need access to Facebook. Not all schools allow access to Facebook, so please plan accordingly by uploading your video to Facebook via a computer not associated with your school.

Download a word doc of the rules and FAQ here.

A sample video, rules and FAQ are available on CEE’s Facebook page.

Watch CEE’s Sherria Saafir explain the video contest, and why we think the economy is an important part of the 2012 election.


video contest rules image Teachers and Students: Tell us What Should the Next President do to Improve the Economy?

One winner will be chosen by CEE Facebook fans (“Viewers’ Choice”) and at least one winner will be chosen by one or more economists selected as judges by CEE (“Economists’ Choice”). Prizes include a $500 American Express gift card for each teacher winner, and $25 iTunes gift cards for the student(s) featured in the winning videos.

Video Submission Period
Opens: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00a.m. ET
Closes: Monday, October 15, 2012, 11:59p.m. ET
 
Public Voting Period
Starts: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:00a.m. ET
Ends: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 3:00p.m. ET

 

We look forward to hearing what your students have to say! Good luck.

POSTED: September 12, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE at the DNC: Solutions to improve financial literacy in our schools

It was full speed ahead to the Democratic National Convention, despite the cancellation of CEE’s policy luncheon at the Republican National Convention, where an esteemed panel of leaders in financial literacy gathered in the spirit of the upcoming election to discuss personal finance education.

Today’s speakers included: June Atkinson, Superintendent of Public Instruction, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction; Rodrick Banks, Wells Fargo; Pamela Everhart, Fidelity Investments; Roger Ferguson, President & CEO, TIAA-CREF; Nicole Lipp, Teacher, Garinger High School, Charlotte, NC; John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Ariel Investments; and Senator Josh Stein, North Carolina General Assembly.

North Carolina Senator Josh Stein called financial literacy a ‘social justice issue,’ and the panel speakers discussed the importance of personal finance in our nation’s schools.

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

CEE at the RNC: In Spite of Hurricane Isaac, Still Making a Splash

Moving into peak election season, the Council for Economic Education decided to head down South for the Republican and Democratic Conventions, asking two separate panels to address the same issue: “Financial Literacy: Is Your State Part of the Problem—Or the Solution?”  While we’re still on track for Tuesday’s policy luncheon in Charlotte, Hurricane Isaac had other plans for us this past Monday, forcing us to call off our Tampa event.

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POSTED: August 31, 2012 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , ,

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