2017 Accomplishments

In 2017, CEE made significant strides in carrying out our strategic goals and fulfilling our larger mission. Here are some highlights:


  • EconEdLink, our online educator gateway, once again garnered over 1.2M sessions, with registrations increasing over 20%, attesting to CEE’s continued ability to meet the needs of 21st century educators
  • Launched new resources on EconEdLink including Cybersecurity, lessons in partnership with Microsoft’s Minecraft, and Policy Perspectives interactives
  • Expanded our reach to math teachers, with Math in the Real World page views more than doubling again this year
  • Held a record-breaking (600 educators) 56th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Brooklyn, NY, featuring keynote speaker Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and William Dudley, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Continued to level the playing field by providing professional development to thousands of teachers nation-wide, nearly 2/3 of whom teach in Title 1 schools (serve low and moderate income students)


  • Reached over 3,500 educators through our NYCbased Center for Economic and Financial Education – more than 75% of the NYC teachers reached teach in Title 1 schools
  • Continued to receive high marks on program quality, with 99% saying they would recommend our programs to a colleague
  • Launched a Master Teacher program to scale our reach in the NYC-metro area
  • Expanded our Family Financial Literacy Nights program
  • Increased National Economics Challenge (NEC) participation 10% to over 11,000 high school students. Hosted by CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman, the NEC was featured live on Power Lunch and covered on PBS’ Nightly Business Report
  • Licensed the NEC in China; piloted our first NEC: International Round, with Chinese students in NYC


  • Further deepening our relationship with the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST), participated in a panel at their 2017 Treasury Management Symposium
  • Featured Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier on a Financial Education Advocacy Panel at the CEE’s 56th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
  • Provided critical support to state legislative initiatives in Maine, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Florida
  • CEE’s #MySavingsTip campaign featuring artists, economists, entrepreneurs and business leaders received media coverage from CNBC, Mashable Business, and Yahoo! Finance, earning more than 32 million impressions from social media and over 100 million impressions via editorial coverage. Luminaries sharing their tips included Mark Cuban, Ron Lieber, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Randi Zuckerberg
  • CEE garnered over 1,250 press mentions, including coverage in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, CNBC, and Education Week among others


  • CEO and President Nan J. Morrison spoke at the Milken Institute Global Conference, the SunTrust Foundation National Financial Well-Being Summit, and the Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit
  • CEO selected as judge of the American Bankers Association Community Banking Awards
  • Hosted renowned economists as speakers in our Vantage Point Series, including Olivier Blanchard (Peterson Institute for International Economics), Alan Blinder (Princeton University) and Mark Zandi (Chief Economist at Moody’s)
  • Featured New York Time’s Best-Selling Author Beth Kobliner at our 7th Annual Women’s Breakfast, moderated by CNN’s Christine Romans

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