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Help Save Excellence in Economic Education

The Excellence in Economic Education (EEE) program was not included in the FY2012 budget. The Council for Economic Education has reached out directly to Secretary Arne Duncan to request that the Department of Education continue to support this important program in 2012-2013 through discretionary funds. As an educator, your support for this request would be well received by the Department of Education.

Complete this form by March 19 and your name will be added to the letter we will send to Secretary Duncan.

With modest federal funding, EEE promotes economic and financial literacy for K-12 students throughout the country. Three quarters of the funding for EEE has been allocated to support programs carried out at the local and state level. These programs have reached thousands of teachers through participation in a workshop or other activity, receipt of instructional materials, and introduction to best practices in economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship education. Results of local testing of both teachers and students have indicated that programs supported by EEE have brought about increases in teacher knowledge and student learning. In addition, the EEE has supported important research in economics and personal finance that would otherwise not have been conducted.

Thank you for your support.

UPDATE

CEE has reached out directly to Secretary Duncan to request that the DOE continue to support this important program.

We received a wonderful response in support of the letter to Secretary Duncan. Here is a copy of the letter including all of its supporters.

Thank you.

POSTED: March 15, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE Report – Winter 2012

download cee report wi12 CEE Report   Winter 2012Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

“Early training in economics and financial literacy will go a long way towards the creation of a stable society in the future.”
- Henry Kaufman, President of Henry Kaufman & Company, and renowned economist and author

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POSTED: February 29, 2012 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , , ,

Discover Makes 5-Year, $10 Million Investment to Get Financial Education into Schools

Riverwoods, IL. — Feb. 8, 2012 — Discover Financial Services announced today that it is making a five-year, $10 million investment to get financial education curriculum into public high schools across the country.

Through its new program, Pathway to Financial Success, Discover is providing grants to high schools to cover the cost of implementing a personal finance course, giving them access to a standards-based curriculum and offering teachers the training they need to deliver it. Read more…

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CEE Report – Fall 2011

download cee report fa11 CEE Report – Fall 2011

Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

“We’ve learned a lot about what works…Let’s focus on the thing that actually matters the most, which is the teacher.”
- Melinda Gates (Talking about the Gates Foundation investment in “Making Teachers More Effective”)

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POSTED: October 17, 2011 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , ,

Changing a Nation of Spenders to a Nation of Savers through Financial Education

ING direct Changing a Nation of Spenders to a Nation of Savers through Financial EducationING DIRECT Funds Personal Finance After-school Program for Elementary Students through the Council for Economic Education

NEW YORK, June 30 – The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is proud to announce a new partnership with ING DIRECT to pilot a personal finance after-school program for elementary school students focusing on effective decision-making and the development of crucial life skills. Read more…

POSTED: June 30, 2011 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

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