The latest National Standards for Personal Financial Education are here! Read the new standards here.


Chairman Bernanke Addresses the Economic Club of New York

Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of the Council for Economic Education, last week attended Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank Ben S. Bernanke’s address at the Economic Club of New York.

Bernanke spoke of slow economic recovery, the job market and upcoming fiscal challenges. Below is a full transcript of his remarks courtesy of the Federal Reserve website:

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke
At the New York Economic Club, New York, New York
November 20, 2012

The Economic Recovery and Economic Policy

Good afternoon. I am pleased to join the New York Economic Club for lunch today. I know that many of you and your friends and neighbors are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, and I want to let you know that our thoughts are with everyone who has suffered during the storm and its aftermath. Read more…

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CEE in the News: Are students interested in learning about money management?

It can be difficult to engage today’s students in the most important subjects, but the latest from U.S.News & World Report, Why Most High Schoolers Don’t Know How to Manage Their Money, sheds light on the desire for students to learn about personal finance, but that many schools are not providing the opportunities for their students. Read more…

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

September 13, 10am: CEE’s Nan J. Morrison on Education Talk Radio

Tune in Thursday, September 13 at 10:00 am EST for a live show on Education Talk Radio as CEE’s President & CEO Nan J. Morrison discusses the importance of children learning personal finance and economic concepts to help them make more responsible choices when they grow up.

Larry Jacobs, host of Education Talk Radio, will interview Nan on the programs and outreach at CEE, and how we can better prepare our students in personal finance.

Tune in and listen, then leave your feedback in the comments!

POSTED: September 12, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

A Special Thank You to Chairman Bernanke for Your Teacher Town Hall

Dear Chairman Bernanke,

Thank you for spending time today with our country’s greatest asset – educators – who ensure the next generation of our children are prepared for the future.

Today’s ‘Conversation with the Chairman: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting’ was an important point of outreach to K-12 educators and organizations who are working each day to improve economics and financial literacy across the country. The Council for Economic Education is especially pleased to know that you believe in supporting educators who teach these life skills to our students, and that you recognize our dedication to instilling in young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance.

Thank you for bringing attention to the CEE’s work on the National Standards for Personal Finance, which will be released later this year. We are proud to work closely with experts from the Federal Reserve system on the development of these standards. It is an important project that will assist teachers in providing effective education to their students, and help school districts to implement a solid curriculum plan around personal finance.

We look forward to your continued support of financial literacy and economic education as we advance our delivery of educator resources, professional development and programs for K-12 educators.

Nan J. Morrison
President & CEO
Council for Economic Education

POSTED: August 7, 2012 | BY: nan | TAGS: , , , , , ,

CEE Shares Financial Literacy Initiatives on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television

It’s important that our kids know and understand how finance works to help them make responsible choices when they grow up and become participants in the global economy. CEE’s President and CEO Nan J. Morrison talks to Danielle Knox on The Balancing Act about the importance of economic and financial literacy in the K-12 classroom, findings from the recent Survey of the States, CEE’s Financial Fitness for Life program, the Gen i Revolution online game, and the roles played by parents and teachers in raising financially literate children in today’s economy.

The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television focuses on family and lifestyle segments. Wednesday shows cover empowerment for women, including stories on money, career and saving.

POSTED: July 11, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

CEE Report – Summer 2012

Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

“We know that education is everything to our children’s future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world.”
–  President Barack Obama

Read more…

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