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New Survey Findings Show Financial Literacy Lagging in K-12 Public Schools

Council for Economic Education Offers Teacher and Student Resources for Financial Literacy Month

NEW YORK, NY April 1, 2014 – Since 2003, the US has recognized April as Financial Literacy Month, shining a spotlight on the importance of personal finance and economic education. And yet, a new survey from the Council for Economic Education (CEE) reveals slow to no growth in K–12 personal finance and economic education in public schools. According to the Council for Economic Education’s 2014 Survey of the States, a majority of the public school students in the United States still are not exposed to economics or personal finance education despite the lessons of the recent recession. Read more…

POSTED: April 1, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , ,

CEE In the News: Why Students in Oklahoma Have a Brighter Future

A recent TIME article explains Oklahoma’s creation of “one of the most comprehensive statewide school-based financial education programs in the country.” Beginning this May, high-school seniors will be required to have a firm understanding of 14 money management concepts in order to graduate. 

Oklahoma’s standards ranked among the top in our 2014 Survey of the States.
 

POSTED: March 5, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , , ,

CEE In The News: Economics Education ‘Moves Sideways’

The Wall Street Journal reports that while more U.S. students are taking personal finance or economics classes than before, many schools have yet to teach either subject. According to CEE’s newly published Survey of the States, high schools in just 24 states offer economics courses, while 22 states have an economics requirement, little changed from the most recent survey two years ago.

POSTED: February 14, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , , , , ,

Economics, Finance Classes Lagging for Public School Students

Council for Economic Education’s 2014 Survey of the States Reveals Slow to No Growth

NEW YORK, NY February 12, 2014 – A majority of the public school students in the United States still are not exposed to economics or personal finance education despite the lessons of the recent recession, a new survey shows. Read more…

POSTED: February 12, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , ,

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