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Nan J. Morrison guests on Jill on Money podcast

CEE President and CEO Nan J. Morrison was a featured guest on Jill Schlesinger’s Jill on Money podcast, discussing the benefits of introducing K-12 students to personal finance, her best and worst financial decisions, how to “pay yourself first”, and more!

Listen here:

Jill Schlessinger is a Business Analyst for CBS News and the author of The Dumb Things Smart People do with Their Money.

POSTED: May 6, 2019 | BY: Alan Yaspan

Op-ed by Nan J. Morrison, our CEO, published on CNBC along with interview on The Exchange

An op-ed by Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of the Council for Economic Education (CEE), discussing how the vocabulary of finance is a critical tool for economic mobility was published on CNBC.com. You can read it here.

Concurrent with the op-ed’s publication, CNBC aired an interview with Morrison on The Exchange with host Brian Sullivan. See the clip below.

 

POSTED: April 23, 2019 | BY: Alan Yaspan

Financial IQ quiz by CEE featured as part of Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., presented by CNBC and Acorns

April is Financial Literacy Month, and the Council for Economic Education (CEE) is excited to be a part of CNBC’s Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., a financial wellness and education initiative in partnership with Acorns.

The series was announced alongside the formation of CNBC’s Financial Wellness Advisory Council, intended to “bring together the foremost financial experts, thought leaders and influencers to offer personal finance tips and strategies.” Named among its members are our CEO, Nan J. Morrison, CEE board member Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, and Gabriel Tanglao, associate director of professional development and instructional issues for the New Jersey Education Association as well as a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award.

Our first contribution to Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. is the “Financial IQ” quiz published with an introduction by Tanglao. Find the English version of the 10-question quiz here, and the Spanish version, via Telemundo, here.

On April 1st, Morrison joined CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman, Acorns CEO Noah Kerner, and other members of the Financial Wellness Advisory Council to ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq.

More content from the Council for Economic Education is planned for the remainder of the Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. Keep an eye on our social media channels and this site for updates!

POSTED: April 8, 2019 | BY: Alan Yaspan

2018 National Economics Challenge Finalists!

You’ve been waiting for this moment!

The results are in and we are pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2018 National Economics Challenge!

ADAM SMITH DIVISION:

  • Carmel High School, IN
  • The Harker School, CA
  • Hunter College High School, NY
  • Iolani School, HI
  • Iowa City West High School, IA
  • Lexington High School, MA
  • Mt. Hebron High School, MD
  • Thomas Jefferson High School, VA

DAVID RICARDO DIVISION:

  • Hunter College High School, NY
  • Iolani School, HI
  • Lexington High School, MA
  • Monta Vista High School, CA
  • Montgomery High School, NJ
  • Mt. Hebron High School, MD
  • Olympia High School, WA
  • Troy High School, MI

These sixteen teams had the highest scores in the semi-final rounds of the Adam Smith and David Ricardo Divisions and will be participating in the Finals in New York City on May 19 – 21. The top two teams from each division will go head-to-head for the title of National Champion. Check out our Facebook page for photos of each team.


You will want to watch this on Monday! Below is the line-up with our media partner, CNBC:

  • CNBC’s Squawk Box will be interviewing the students at 6:30 a.m. ET.
  • CNBC’s Power Lunch will be airing live snippets of the Challenge from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.
  • The Challenge will also be streamed live in its entirety on CNBC.com starting at 12:50 p.m. ET. Watch here.
Make sure to visit the National Economics Challenge website for more information about the competition.

Congratulations to the finalists and thank you to all the teams who participated this year! Make sure to “follow” us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook to see what the teams are up to in New York City!

POSTED: May 18, 2018 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

12th Annual Visionary Awards a Success!

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Last Wednesday, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) held its 12th Annual Visionary Awards dinner at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. During the course of the evening, we showcased our mission, demonstrated our impact, and honored leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society. Emceed by CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter, Steve Liesman, the dinner was filled with meaningful discussion about the state of economic and financial literacy education in our country.

The three Visionary Awards recipients are: Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University; Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of Peter G. Peterson Foundation; and Daniel H. Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal. The honorees engaged in a thought-provoking “fire-side chat”, where they discussed several economic and financial literacy issues including the future of electronic commerce, our national debt, and the debt that many families currently find themselves in.

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CEE also honored three exemplary New York Metropolitan area teachers with the Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards for their excellence in economic education. These teachers continually deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. This year’s winning teachers are: Doug Kramer, 12th Grade Economics, AP Economics, World History, and Government at Herricks High School; Theodore Opderbeck, 10-12th Grade AP Economics, Honors Economics, Principles of Economics and Personal Finance, US History, Criminal Procedure, and Introduction to Law at Waldwick High School; and Gabriel Tanglao, 10-11th Grade AP US History, and US History I Honors at Bergen County Technical Schools, Teterboro Campus.

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The evening was a great success raising close to $600,000. Funding supports our mission, helping us to continue on the path of our digital transformation with EconEdLink; expand our reach through our National Center for Financial and Economic Education and Master Teacher Program; and support our National Economics Challenge, Personal Finance Challenge, K-5 Afterschool Program, and so many other things.

POSTED: October 30, 2017 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Hands on Banking: Tools You Can Use

Wells Fargo is the Presenting Sponsor of the Council for Economic Education’s 56th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference.

hands on bankingAs the presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo is committed to financial education. Since 2003, thousands of Wells Fargo team members have reached nearly 4 million people through financial education outreach efforts.

One way that Wells Fargo demonstrates its commitment to financial education is through its Hands on Banking® program. Hands on Banking provides specialized resources for both individual and classroom learning. This program offers relevant and engaging content on banking, budgeting, managing credit, investing, and more. There are several resources available to explore these financial topics, including Zing, a friendly and curious green alien that helps students in grades 4 through 5 or self-paced modules for high school students.

Please visit the Hands on Banking exhibit during the conference to learn more.

POSTED: October 3, 2017 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , ,

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