Professional Development

Today is the last day of CEE’s Challenge Grant

June 30 is the final day of CEE’s $175,000 Challenge Grant.  Join in the effort to keep opportunity and optimism alive for America‘s youth. And, demonstrate your own financial literacy by taking full advantage of this matching grant opportunity!

 

 

We depend on donors to continue to utilize the best educational technology, build new programs to meet evolving needs, and develop the most up-to-date resources. Thanks to the generosity of our donor, Scott Booth, and our Board Co-Chairman, Barry Haimes, all gifts received by June 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $175,000.

Here are some ways that you can invest in a brighter future for our kids:

  • $150 donation trains one teacher in interactive classroom learning activities. That teacher will reach 50-150 students each year.
  • $500 donation outfits a classroom with books and materials about earning, saving, investing and managing money.
  • $1,250 provides a full scholarship for a teacher to attend CEE’s highly regarded 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, where educators share best practices and receive training on new resources.
The educational programs coordinated by CEE would not be possible without the generous contributions we receive from businesses, private foundations, government agencies and individuals like you.

POSTED: June 30, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , ,

FINRA Releases 2012 National Financial Capability Study

Overwhelming Majority of Americans Believe Financial Literacy Should be Taught in Schools

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) released the results of America’s State-by-State Financial Capability Survey. The survey findings are available at www.usfinancialcapability.org, which features an interactive map of the United States, and allows the public, policymakers and researchers to delve into and compare the financial capabilities of Americans across all 50 states and the nation as a whole.

The 2012 Survey asked respondents whether they thought financial education should be taught in schools. An overwhelming majority (89%) of respondents said yes, indicating strong support for increased school based financial education.  As of June 2013, only 16 states require that some sort of personal finance education be offered in high schools and only 15 states require that course for graduation. The Council for Economic Education is working with state affiliates to increase these numbers so that more students have exposure to this important topic as part of the required curriculum. Read more…

POSTED: June 17, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – June 2013

In This Issue:

  • Play the New Gen i: Murktide Invasion Game
  • Congrats to the 2013 Econ Challenge Champs
  • New Common Core Alignment Tool
  • Buy the 4th Edition AP Economics
  • Free Professional Development near You
  • Sign Up for a Free MyEEL Account
  • Double Your Dollars during our Challenge Grant
  • This Day in History

Read more…

POSTED: June 1, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , ,

Are High School Seniors Prepared for Life After Graduation?

discover pfs final logo 300x69 Are High School Seniors Prepared for Life After Graduation?By Leslie Sutton, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Discover

April’s designation as national financial literacy month is significant because it brings necessary attention to the fact that so many Americans today lack the training to manage their personal finances effectively. Discover is committed to addressing that and has been working with CEE to help students.

Our financial education program, Pathway to Financial Success, has helped bring related curriculum into more than 200 schools public high schools across the country since 2012. But more remains to be done. In two months, many students will be graduating. The question is: Are they prepared? Do they have the skills necessary to succeed? Read more…

POSTED: April 24, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

CEE’s Classroom Mini-Economy Teachers 4th Graders How to Pay the Bills and Have Fun

Kate O’Hagan, a 4th grade teacher in Brooklyn, NY, uses CEE’s ‘Classroom Mini-Economy’ to teach real-world lessons in her class.

The United Federation of Teachers wrote a great article about Kate and her class, “Although they’re having fun, these children at PS 97 in Brooklyn are learning the serious business of being a grown-up in the Classroom Mini-Economy project, which O’Hagan began this past September after taking a free professional development unit on it at the Council for Economic Education in Manhattan.” Read more…

POSTED: February 6, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – January 2013

In this issue:

  • SUBMIT A PROPOSAL to the 2013 Annual Conference
  • Essay and classroom materials: Choices Are Everywhere: Why Can’t We Just Have It All?
  • Awesome Island flash cards: Teach basic personal finance concepts
  • Win a free Learning, Earning and Investing teacher resource from H&R Block
  • Join the revolution and help fight financial illiteracy!
  • Free professional development opportunities nationwide
  • Using the Compound Interest Calculator with students

Read more…

POSTED: January 14, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , ,

Resources

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