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Financial Literacy: Empowering Americans to Prevent the Next Financial Crisis

Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia

View the video from last week’s Senate Hearing here.  CEE’s teacher representative, Sharra Jones, Elementary School Math Instructor, Oak Park Elementary School, Laurel School District, starts her testimony at the 189.30 mark.

POSTED: April 30, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , ,

Thad Cochran & MS Teacher Agree on Financial Literacy Benefits

Sharra Jones Testifies at Senate Hearing on Mississippi Financial Literacy Program

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26 – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today concurred with points made by a Mississippi elementary school teacher at a U.S. Senate hearing on the benefits of increasing financial literacy among students.

Sharra Jones, a third grade teacher at Oak Park Elementary School in Laurel, was among the witnesses invited to testify at a “Financial Literacy:  Empowering Americans to Prevent the Next Financial Crisis” hearing called by the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Read more…

POSTED: April 27, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , ,

Pew Research Center: The News IQ Quiz

Are you more news-savvy than the average American?

What Do You Know About?


Test your knowledge of the major political parties by taking our short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,000 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.

When you finish, you will be able to compare your News IQ with the average American, as well as with the scores of college graduates and those who didn’t attend college; with men and women; and with people your age as well as other ages.

POSTED: April 26, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill

CEE, Junior Achievement, and Jump$tart are convening the 10th Annual Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:00pm in the Hart Senate Office Building.

U.S. Senators Daniel Akaka, Thad Cochran, Michael Enzi, Kay Hagan, and Jeff Merkley are serving as honorary co-chairs of the event. The purpose of Hill Day is to raise awareness among the Capitol Hill community and others interested in the financial literacy effort, about the importance of financial literacy, the need for financial education, and the array of resources and initiatives currently dedicated to addressing the issue.

This event is open to the public and free to attend. No registration required.

POSTED: April 10, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , ,