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Gen i Revolution goes mobile with two new mini games

CEE is pleased to introduce Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission, two new interactive games based on Gen i Revolution, that tap into the power of social and digital media to teach your students about saving and investing.

Available online and as Facebook applications, Murktide Invasion and Beyond the Mission are designed for students in grades 6–12. The games challenge players to put their investing knowledge to the test in a series of questions, going head-to-head with the “Murktide,” a network of double agents spreading false information about finance across the country.

Are you ready to take on the Murktide?

Play on the Gen i Revolution website.

Play on Facebook.

Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission were made possible by generous funding from H&R Block Dollars & Sense, which works to increase teens’ financial fitness nationwide.

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POSTED: June 18, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , ,

Washington State Econ Challenge Winners Receive Local Love

The four finalist teams in CEE’s National Economics Challenge face each other in the final round in a “quiz-bowl” format held in New York City, this year on May 19.  Each team must have previously won in its state and been one of the top four highest scoring teams at the National Semi-Finals competition in order to advance to the championship series.

This year’s third place winner in the David Ricardo Division was Olympia High School from Olympia, Washington.

The team, comprised of students Josh Borden, Marissa Grubbs, Luke Johnson and Laura Smit, with coach Brian LeTourneau, received a warm welcome when they returned home to Washington with their trophies. Read more…

POSTED: June 3, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , ,

19 Schools to Participate in Alabama Personal Finance Challenge

The Alabama Personal Finance Challenge, sponsored by the Alabama Council on Economic Education (ACEE), tests high school students on their knowledge of income, money management, spending and credit, saving and investing. Nineteen schools will participate in the challenge on April 23 at the University of Alabama.

“There are so many people who are totally unprepared for a financial crisis,” said Wanda McAbee, ACEE’s program director. “We want to use this competition as a vehicle to take what the students are learning inside the four walls of a classroom and apply it to the real world. We want to encourage and show students how to take more responsibility for their financial lives.”

The top two teams will battle it out Quiz Bowl-style, and the winning team will go on to the national competition, sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and Wells Fargo.

Read the full story here.

POSTED: April 18, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE in the News: How the DMV Could Drive Home Financial Literacy

Should we require our nation’s teenagers to pass a financial literacy quiz in order to get a license? Jean Chatzky proposed this question in her blog, and now Adam Levin has delved deeper into what this could mean for our country, and how we could begin to implement the requirement.

Weighing in on the issue are Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of CEE, and Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy, The George Washington University School of Business, and CEE Board Member.

“It is a low-cost, low-barrier option for getting a student interested, and they have an incentive to do so,” Nan J. Morrison says about the proposal.

Lusardi proposes that potential questions should address car ownership and insurance.

Read the full story here. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

POSTED: March 7, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , ,

LIVE on Sunday, May 20 at 3pm: 12th Annual National Economics Challenge

More than 5,760 students from 33 states participated in the 12th Annual National Economics Challenge, and now the top two teams from each division will go head-to-head for the title of National Champion.

WATCH IT LIVE!

This year’s quiz bowl will be broadcast from the Tisch WNET Studios in New York City on Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 pm EST. Tune into this exciting live event by clicking here on Sunday.

TWEET YOUR EXCITEMENT!

Follow the Council for Economic Education on Twitter @council4econed. The live broadcast will feature our Twitter feed, so get in on the action by using the hashtag #CEE to root for your team and share your thoughts as the quiz bowl unfolds.

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POSTED: May 18, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , ,

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