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Putting Personal Finance in Perspective

BrianPage1 Putting Personal Finance in PerspectiveBy Brian Page, Personal Finance and Economics Teacher; Teacher Advisory Chair for the Council of Economic Education.

Our children should be the compass to guide our education policy decisions.

Personal finance is a topic that provides students with the tools and concepts to live a happier life. We know personal wellness is impacted by financial stress. Financial stress causes…

  • sleep deprivation
  • strain in personal relationships with friends and spouses
  • weight gain and further health problems
  • an adverse impact to worker productivity

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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: , , , , , ,

CFPB Calls for Expanded Financial Education in Schools

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the whitepaper, “Transforming the Financial Lives of a Generation of Young Americans: Policy Recommendations for Advancing K-12 Financial Education” in April.

At a conference launching the white paper, CFPB Director Richard Cordray stated, “Financial education should be as fundamental as the education we are all required to receive in American history and government. We must be deliberate about pursuing financial education in our schools.” To that end, the whitepaper outlines five policy recommendations.  The Council for Economic Education supports all of these recommendations and has been working actively to promote many through our programs.

Recommendation 1: Introduce key financial education concepts early and continue to build on that foundation consistently throughout the K-12 school years.

CEE supports a spiraled curriculum approach and has lessons, curricula, and professional development programs for all grade levels from K-12. CEE and our affiliate the University of Illinois – Chicago Center for Economic Education are currently working with the Chicago Public Schools system on development and implementation of a spiraled personal finance curriculum culminating in a 12th grade capstone class.

In addition, CFPB encourages states to make a stand-alone financial education course a graduation requirement for high school students.

CEE works closely with our network of affiliates to advocate for high school course requirements in both economics and financial education.  CEE conducts a biennial Survey of the States to track requirements regarding standards, high school courses, and testing.  Currently 16 states require a course in personal finance for high school graduation, four of which are stand-alone courses. While we support stand-alone requirements for financial education, we believe these requirements should supplement, not supplant, course requirements in economics. Read more…

POSTED: June 20, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , ,

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.

gen i blog banner Gen i Revolution goes mobile with two new mini games

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

New Jersey Econ Challenge Winners Visit CNBC Studios

Bergen County Academies of Hackensack, NJ placed first in their state and 25th overall in the National Semi-Finals of the 2013 National Economics Challenge.

The winning team recently visited the CNBC Worldwide Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ with Joe DiFiglia, Executive Director of the New Jersey Council for Economic Education.

Congratulations to the team for their first place win in New Jersey, and here’s a photo of the team, their teacher and Joe enjoying the tour of CNBC.

Bergen County Academies CNBC visit New Jersey Econ Challenge Winners Visit CNBC Studios

POSTED: June 5, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , ,

2013 National Economics Challenge featured on Channel One News

In a record-breaking year, 10,200 high school students, comprising 2,690 teams in 40 states, contended for a spot in the National Economics Championship in New York City. Finalist teams competed in the oral quiz bowl about complex economic concepts and theories of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and current events.

Iolani School, Honolulu, HI and Little Falls Community High School, Little Falls, MN placed first in their divisions to become the national champions of the 2013 National Economics Challenge.

Shelby Holliday of Channel One News in New York City attended the Championship, and you can watch the exciting coverage below.

channel one econ challenge feature 2013 National Economics Challenge featured on Channel One News

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

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