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CEE Report – Spring 2013

POSTED: May 30, 2013 | BY: CEE Staff | TAGS: , , , , , ,

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.

“The National Economics Challenge is an extremely valuable program that increases my students’ enthusiasm for learning economics. Through participation in the competition, my students gain the economic knowledge and skills to become more informed consumers, investors, employees and voting citizens.”

– Michelle Foutz
High School teacher and National Economics Challenge coach, Carmel, IN

In This Issue

Upcoming Events
10,200 Students Participate in the 2013 National Economics Challenge
Note from Nan
Reinvigorated NJ Council Reaches Students, Teachers and Businesses through Personalized Professional Development
CEE Partners With NAF to Reach More Students
Connecting the Common Core to Economics and Personal Finance
New National Standards for Financial Literacy
Gen i Revolution Goes Mobile
Celebrating Financial Literacy Month Across the Country
Teachers Share Their Best Personal Finance Tips in Our Video Contest
52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference Goes to Baltimore in 2013
Double Your Impact Through CEE’s $175,000 Challenge Grant
The 2013 CEE Visionary Awards

10,200 Students Participate in the 2013 National Economics Challenge

In a record-breaking year, 10,200 high school students, comprising 2,690 high school teams in 40 states, contended for a spot in the National Economics Championship in New York City—almost 50% year-over-year growth from 2011. 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 of an exciting quiz bowl to become the national champions of the 2013 National Economics Challenge, presented by CEE and generously supported by State Farm®.

Teams who competed to win national titles placed as follows:


(AP, IB and honors students)
1st Place: Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawaii
2nd Place: Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut
3rd Place: Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota
4th Place: Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, Maryland


(single semester general economics students)
1st Place: Little Falls Community High School, Little Falls, Minnesota
2nd Place: Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana
3rd Place: Olympia High School, Olympia, Washington
4th Place: Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts

“Teaching economics and financial literacy at a young age provides students with a strong foundation so they can grow into successful and productive adults. The students who take part in the National Economics Challenge, at all levels, will be adults capable of making informed and responsible decisions,” said Nan J. Morrison, CEE President and CEO.

The Quiz Bowl Final of the 2013 Challenge was broadcast live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center with emcee Susan Lisovicz, journalist and professor. If you missed the broadcast, watch the rapid-fire final here.

2013 National Economics Challenge - Iolani School 2013 National Economics Challenge - Little-Falls

Iolani School wins the Adam Smith Division of the 13th
Annual National Economics Challenge. (l-r) Bradley Wo,
William McQuiston, Michael Mow, James Teruya and coach
Dick Rankin.

Little Falls Community High School is crowned David Ricardo Division National Champions. (l-r) Aaron Nilsen, Brian McNamara, Travis Spillum, Eric Schmidt and coach Tom Stockard.

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