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CEE Report – Fall 2013

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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.

“When we do not teach children about personal finance—about managing household budgets, saving for the future, or making informed decisions about larger investments in an education or a home—we are failing them in a shameful and costly way.

The United States cannot continue to miss the mark on the importance of financial education. Other developed countries around the world—including Australia and the United Kingdom, most recently—now require such instruction in their schools. We cannot afford to fall behind, and to fail our young people, in this fundamental respect. Our democratic system rests on the effective operation of a free market economy.”

- Richard Cordray
Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, FINRA
Investor Education Conference, May 29, 2013

In This Issue

Upcoming Events
CEE’s NYC/Metropolitan Center for Economic and Financial Education
Note from Nan
The Texas Council on Economic Education
New Board Member: At a Glance
Vantage Point: Economic Perspectives from Wall Street Women
Thanks to You, CEE Exceeded Its 2013 Spring Appeal Goal
Join CEE’s Young Executive Council
Affiliate Achievements
The 2013 CEE Visionary Awards

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Teaching Opportunity – September 2013

In This Issue:

  • CEE Annual Conference – Top 5 Reasons to Attend
  • AP Economics Teacher Bundle – Save $10
  • New Common Core Alignment Tool
  • Join the 11,000+ teachers registered for Gen i Revolution
  • This Day in History
  • Math and the Real World, Training of Writers Program – Applications Due September 17
  • PwC-KWHS Seminar – Registration Open

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Teaching Opportunity – August 2013

In This Issue:

  • Register for CEE’s Annual Conference
  • 4th Edition AP Economics
  • New Common Core Alignment Tool
  • Join the Gen i Revolution
  • Sign Up for a Free myEEL Account
  • Get Ready for the 2014 National Economics Challenge
  • Summer Professional Development near you
  • Spotlight On: Massachusetts Council on Economic Education

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CEE Affiliate in the News: UNO Center’s China Seminar

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education hosted a China Seminar for teachers this June. Nebraska’s top export destinations are Canada, followed by Mexico, then Japan and China. But the growth is with the world’s most populous nation: Exports of Nebraska farm products, machinery, chemicals and other goods to China more than doubled between 2005 and 2010 to $229 million, according to state records.

“The event was sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education, an effort now in its fifth year to encourage teachers to emphasize economic and financial proficiency among their students. About 40 Nebraska teachers attended Tuesday, with expert speakers from business, government and academia scheduled to continue today.”

“The goal is to teach more economics to teachers so they can teach the students,” said James Dick, director of the UNO Center for Economic Education.”

Sid Conrad, an economics teacher at the middle school and high school in Norris, said his students always get a big helping of international trade in his classes. A better working knowledge of Nebraska’s external ties, he said, will allow him to devise talking points that he said will better resonate with Nebraska students.

“International trade is a huge issue,” he said. “Basically, the more you trade, the wealthier you get.”

You can find full coverage of the event and the work done by the UNO Center here.

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Develop Good Financial Habits

David Lillard photo 239x300 Develop Good Financial HabitsBy Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.

Everyone understands how important education is in our society today. In order to compete for jobs in a global economy, our young people must be well versed in communication, math and science skills.

But even that won’t be enough.

To be successful in their professional and personal lives, people need to be financially literate as well. Sadly, they very often aren’t.

Consider these statistics:

  • According to a survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Mathew Greenwald and Associates, two-thirds of American workers have saved less than $50,000 toward their retirement – and more than a quarter of them have saved less than $1,000.
  • Another survey by Sallie Mae and Gallup indicated that 4-in-10 parents with children younger than 18 haven’t set aside money for college expenses.
  • And according to a report by Moebs $ervices Inc., 87 percent of Americans don’t even balance their checkbooks. Read more…

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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…

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