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Our statement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The Council for Economic Education strongly disagrees with the National Assessment Governing Board‘s decision to eliminate the assessment of economics from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Economics has been assessed twice since 2006 and, while the gap between assessments has been greater than we would like, the findings have been important in helping […]

POSTED: August 9, 2019 | BY: Alan Yaspan

More Girls to learn critical life and career finance skills as the Council for Economic Education and Invest in Girls merge for greater impact

Girls, who too-often struggle with personal finance and are wary of financial careers, will be getting a needed boost in their classrooms nationwide, thanks to a merger of two nonprofit financial education organizations: the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and Invest in Girls (IIG). The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration supported this effort. By working […]

POSTED: July 31, 2019 | BY: Alan Yaspan

Nan J. Morrison and Annamaria Lusardi publish op-ed in Education Week

The Council for Economic Education’s president and CEO, Nan J. Morrison, as well as board member Annamaria Lusardi, the Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Economics and Accountancy at The George Washington University School of Business, published an op-ed in Education Week making the case that providing financial education is effective and necessary. A […]

POSTED: July 29, 2019 | BY: Alan Yaspan

Summer 2019 CEE Report

Download the Summer 2019 CEE Report! In this issue: 2019 Visionary Awards Note from Nan 58th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference More states pass financial literacy requirements Update on Invest in Girls CEE welcomes new board members Events and programs updates National Economics Challenge and National Personal Finance Challenge

POSTED: July 17, 2019 | BY: Alan Yaspan

Recap: 2019 National Economics Challenge

The top 134 students out of a total of 10,000 contestants from high schools across the USA and China descended upon New York City to compete in the final rounds of Council for Economic Education’s 19th Annual National Economics Challenge (NEC). Through written exams, a Critical Thinking Round based on persuasive presentations, and head-to-head Quiz […]

POSTED: July 3, 2019 | BY: Alan Yaspan

Recap: 2019 National Personal Finance Challenge

On Friday, May 10, 84 high school students out of a total of 18,000 participants nation-wide, each representing their home state, met at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to compete in the final rounds of the Council for Economic Education’s 2019 National Personal Finance Challenge. Each team had two hours to devise a financial plan for […]

POSTED: July 2, 2019 | BY: Alan Yaspan