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Teacher Sandra Wright Shares Why She Gives to CEE

WrightSandra_rgbDear Friends,

Hi, my name is Sandra Wright. When I was a new teacher (15 years ago!), CEE materials were on the cutting edge of educational best practices with accurate economic and financial content. It was so helpful to have lessons and activities that were grounded in sound economic thinking and pedagogy. Now as an experienced teacher, I still use the lesson plans and student resources in the Capstone Book, Economics in Action, and each edition of AP Economics. The lessons I used at the beginning of my career that helped foster student engagement with the economics content are the lessons I go back to semester after semester.

One former student said, “I realize not only that I can’t have everything, but also that I need to prioritize what I want so that I can make good decisions along the way to get me to where I want to be.”

CEE continues to help teachers close the gap between what students know about economics and finance, and what they need to know. They do this by educating the teachers: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers who instruct, inspire, and guide. I believe that CEE delivers the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of how to build fruitful lives to America’s young people.

Please join me in the effort to keep opportunity and optimism alive for America’s youth. And remember, all gifts received by June 30th will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $175,000.


Sandra K. Wright, PhD
GATE (Global Association for Teachers of Economics)

POSTED: May 9, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

We met the $200,000 Challenge!

Thanks to our generous donors, CEE is proud to announce that we have met the $200,000 challenge.  The 2012 Challenge Grant, issued by one of our board members in early April, offered to match all gifts made between April 1 and June 30, dollar-for-dollar, up to $200,000. We are grateful for our board member’s generous gift, and for using it to encourage others to step forward and give.

All funds received help support our programs.  Drawing on the expertise of university professors, we develop and update K-12 learning materials with a strong interactive component. To bring these lessons into the classroom, teachers receive instruction in both content and pedagogy, earning professional development credit. Our curriculum is aligned to national standards in English and math, and with the voluntary national standards in economics (which we developed) and personal finance. Economics and finance are threaded into courses in math, history and even children’s literature, and offered at every level, from AP economics in high school to hands-on economics for the youngest learners.

There are always opportunities to assist CEE in reaching more teachers and students. If you would like to support CEE and its programs, make your gift today.

Thank you for supporting our work in economic and financial education of students and teachers.

POSTED: July 8, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

Council for Economic Education Announces $200,000 Challenge Grant

Board Member to match all gifts received through June 30, 2012, up to $200,000

The Council for Economic Education (CEE), the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school, announced a Challenge Grant.  Funded by one of CEE’s generous board members, the Challenge Grant will match dollar-for-dollar any gifts received by June 30, 2012, up to $200,000.

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“If there’s one lesson we’ve learned from the recent recession and its painful fallout, it’s that an alarming number of Americans lack the most basic dollars-and-cents understanding they need to survive in our global economy,” said President and CEO Nan J. Morrison. “CEE raises funds to support the financial education of future generations, and a challenge grant that will match donations dollar-for-dollar is economics we can all understand.”

CEE is uniquely positioned to help narrow the widening gap between what people know about economics and personal finance, and what they need to know.  Last year CEE trained more than 55,000 teachers, including 5,000 in some of the nation’s lowest-performing high schools; those teachers, in turn, reached 5 million students.  Funds raised through the Challenge Grant will enable CEE to support educators more effectively, including programs for Hispanic Americans, girls and K-5 after school providers.

Join in the effort to make economic and personal finance education a priority in the schools, and help educate young people about the economy they will one day ultimately inherit by donating today to CEE’s Challenge Grant.

POSTED: April 19, 2012 | BY: nan | TAGS: , , , , , ,