Incorporating personal finance and economic education in our nation’s schools.
Whether online or in-person, in a traditional classroom or in a living room, the Council for Economic Education continues to support teachers with professional development and educational resources so they can have a positive impact on the financial futures of students from coast to coast.
In America we spend billions of dollars helping our children master reading, writing and arithmetic. And then we send them out into the world lacking the basic skills to prosper in life: understanding personal finance and economics.
Consider the facts. Did you know...
More than 1 in 6 students
in the US do not reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy.
Nearly 1/4 of millennials
spend more than they earn.
67% of Gen Y
have less than 3 months worth of emergency funds.
To reach and teach every child in America about personal finance and economics.
We help teachers bring important lessons about personal finance and economics to their students by providing them with free teacher workshops, engaging activities and programs, and hundreds of online lesson plans, tools and videos. One teacher can make a difference in the lives of a classroom of students.
Full National Coverage
Reach all 13,000+ school districts in the US.
Ensure that every child graduates from high school with basic personal finance knowledge to create a fruitful and financially stable life.
State Required Courses
Get every state to require at least one course in economics and personal finance.
A biennial study that gives a comprehensive look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States. Find out how the states stack up when it comes to economic and personal finance education in our nation's schools.
“This has been the finest in-service training in my 36-year teaching career. Economics is useful everywhere, and so is economic thinking. It has influenced every class I have taught and I am forever grateful and excited to return to these events.”
Barry Greynolds, Monticello High School, Monticello, NY
“The workshops are innovative and thought-provoking. Rick Fenner [Director, Mohawk Valley Center for Economic Education] took a subject matter that’s usually complex and intense, and he made it easy to understand. I’m motivated for the next workshop.”
Hector Ortiz, New Utrect High School, Brooklyn, NY